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Jay S. Raval

Jay S. Raval

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USA

Biography

Dr. Jay S. Raval received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which time he was a Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Research Scholar. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed a surgical internship followed by residency training in clinical pathology. He went on to complete blood banking/transfusion medicine fellowship training in the joint program between the University of Pittsburgh and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine. During this time, he developed an interest in therapeutic hemapheresis and hematopoietic progenitor stem cell collection and processing. Dr. Raval stayed on as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine for one year before joining the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is the Medical Director of Therapeutic Apheresis. He has published over 20 peer reviewed articles, authored two book chapters, and is on the editorial board of three journals. His research interests include: thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; red blood cell storage lesion; evidence-based therapeutic apheresis and transfusion medicine practices; synthetic oxygen carrier development; extracorporeal photopheresis in transplantation; hematopoietic progenitor stem cell collection and processing; pathology education; pathology informatics.

Research

Evidence-based therapeutic apheresis and transfusion medicine practices; therapeutic apheresis in transplantation; thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; red blood cell storage lesion; synthetic oxygen carrier development; hematopoietic progenitor cell collection and processing; pathology education; pathology informatics.