Jeffrey Mc Cullough, MD

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Dr. McCullough is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota. He is one of the US leaders in Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. He has published more than 300 medical and scientific articles including his own text Transfusion Medicine (4rd Edition 2016), has been a recipient of multiple National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Centers for Disease Control grants and contracts, has served on Federal advisory groups for FDA and NIH including the NHLBI Council, and currently Chairs the Blood Stem Cell Transplant Advisory Council to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. He has advised the National Blood Programs in Canada, England, Italy, Singapore, and Switzerland. For many years, he was the Medical Director of the University of Minnesota Hospitals Blood Bank and also the Red Cross Regional Blood Center in Minnesota. For 1½ years, he served as Senior Vice President for Biomedical Services at the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, DC with overall responsibility for approximately half of the US blood supply.

Dr McCullough was the founder and first President of the United States National Marrow Donor Program and for 15 years, he served as Editor of the journal Transfusion. He has chaired multiple national symposia and ad hoc advisory committees to blood bank organizations and has been the recipient of multiple awards and named lectureships from the AABB, American Red Cross, NIH, and Blood Systems Inc. recognizing outstanding achievements. Recently he has worked with the National Blood Services in Tanzania and Afghanistan to strengthen and improve their operations.