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Kathleen Puca, MD, MT (ASCP) SBB

Kathleen Puca, MD

Medical Director, Transfusion Services and HPC Processing/Apheresis Collection

Research interests include:

  • Transfusion and coagulation support for cardiac surgery patients
  • Promotion of blood management and appropriate utilization
  • Evaluation and management of perinatal issue in transfusion practice, including hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn
  • Evaluation and transfusion support for the alloimmunized patient
  • Direction of centralized transfusion services

Education And Training

  • 1975-1979 B.S. in Medical Technology, University of Detroit-Mercy, Detroit, MI
  • 1985-1986 SBB Program, Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • 1992-1996 M.D., Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL

Post-Graduate Training and Fellowship Appointment:

  • 1996-1997 Intern, Family Practice, The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1997-2001 Resident, Pathology, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN
  • 2001-2002 Fellow – Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine,
    The Institute for Transfusion Medicine/University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA