Neil Blumberg, M.D.

Neil Blumberg, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 608
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

Director of the URMC Clinical Laboratories since 2004. Director of the Transfusion Medicine Unit, Blood Bank, and Stem Cell Storage Facility since 1980. An expert in the field of blood transfusion immunology, Dr. Blumberg has worked to enhance the quality, safety, and efficiency of transfusion services at Strong Memorial Hospital and across the broader medical community. His long-standing clinical and research foci are immune cytopenias, supportive care for patients with hematologic malignancies, and the immunologic sequela of transfusion therapy.

Awards & Honors (National)

Editorial Board Member | BLOOD | Washington, DC 2008 - 2012
Co-Chair REDS III and Chair REDS II Data Monitoring Committee | NIH-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute | Bethesda, MD 2005 - 2018
Editorial Board Member | TRANSFUSION | Washington, DC 1990 - Present
National Merit Scholarship Program | National Merit Scholarship Program 1966 - 1970

Awards & Honors (Local)

NIH Medical Scientist Training Grant Fellowship 1971 - 1974
BS, Yale, Magna cum laude 1970
Phi Beta Kappa 1969

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology


MD | Medicine | Yale University Sch Medicine1975
BS | Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry | Yale University1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Laboratory Medicine at Yale University -New Haven Hospital07/01/1976 - 06/30/1978
Internship in Laboratory Medicine at Yale University -New Haven Hospital09/01/1975 - 06/30/1976