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Dennis Goldfinger Award

Dennis Goldfinger was a leader in the field transfusion medicine of transfusion medicine for over four decades, first at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and then at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. While director of transfusion medicine at Cedars-Sinai, he established their first transfusion medicine fellowship. Over the course of his career, he was personally involved in the training of over 40 transfusion medicine physicians. In addition to a passion for training young transfusion medicine physicians, he was also at forefront of change in the field. He established one of the first autologous donation programs during the early HIV epidemic, was the first to routinely wash red cells forming the foundation for leukoreduction and finally was one of the first to implement universal irradiation of blood products. He is author of dozens of publications, as well as the recipient of numerous awards including the AABB Emily Cooley Lectureship award and the CBBS Suzanne Ledin Memorial Lectureship.

Upon his retirement, he founded the Dennis Goldfinger Memorial Lectureship. This award recipient would be a transfusion medicine physician who consistently demonstrated one or more of the following throughout their career: dedication to clinical practice of transfusion medicine, commitment to training of future transfusion medicine physicians and/or leader in bringing about innovative changes to the field.

 
Dennis Goldfinger Scientific Lecturers

2019  - Patricia Kopko, MD
2020  - Ellen Klapper, MD

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