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Shira Winters

Shira Winters
Shira Winters
Transfusion Medicine Fellow

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Residency: University of Rochester

Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests In Pathology: Clinical Laboratories

Hobbies: Sewing, snow and water skiing, petting my dog

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Walk my dog on the Erie Canalway Trail, smell lilacs in the spring, visit Seneca Lake in the summer

Why Did You Choose Transfusion Medicine?

Transfusion Medicine provides a unique opportunity within Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to participate actively in patient care and work with other clinical services to optimize transfusion-related care.

What Is Unique About The Program?

Faculty are interested and invested in educating trainees. The Blood Management Program here is a large part of the service, and provides the opportunity to interact with clinical teams while learning about blood management and transfusion-related medical issues.

What Do You Like About Living In Rochester?

The area is progressive and filled with festivals, live music, museums, and other activities. Plus, I prefer the winters here to the summers in the South.

Fellow Perspective

Andy Ngo

Andy Ngo
Andy Ngo
Transfusion Medicine Fellow

Hometown: York, PA

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Medical School: Thomas Jefferson Medical College

Undergraduate School: York College

Interests In Pathology: Transfusion Medicine

Hobbies: Tennis, biking

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: I really enjoy biking so probably the extensive bike paths.

Why Did You Choose Transfusion Medicine?

I enjoyed the mix between patient contact and laboratory management. There’s no other part of pathology that offers that mix.

What Is Unique About The Program?

I believe that they are very data driven in regards to the transfusion guidelines they develop and are not afraid to push for normalization of these practices.

Can you identify a favorite or most impactful faculty member/mentor and why?

Dr. Blumberg, he always actively tries to teach and is very supportive.