Carol S. Marshall, M.D.
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Associate Medical Director of Blood Bank
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UC Davis Medical Center
4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
- Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
- Apheresis and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Collection
- Hematopathology- leukemia, lymphoma, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics
- Transfusion related acute lung injury
- Microchimerism and autoimmune disease
- Medical error management and prevention
Admittedly, blood transfusion is an unusual interest. Perhaps my interest began at University of Maryland where exsanguinating patients were “brought back to life” at the Shock-Trauma unit. Perhaps it began when I worked as an intern in the Wilmington Medical Center emergency room. I know I really fell in love with the subject as a Pathology resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where I worked with sickle cell anemia, oncology and apheresis patients at the Cardeza Institute. Later, in the Air Force I became the Medical Director of the Blood Bank at Travis AFB where I helped bring up single donor platelet collections while practicing surgical pathology. When the Desert Storm conflict arose I was sent to Nocton Hall RAF base, England where I spent most of my time planning for our potential transfusion needs. In 1991 I left the Air Force to join the Pathology Department of University of California Davis Medical Center but I continued to serve as an Air Force reservist and consultant on difficult transfusion and hematopathology cases. In 1994 I became Associate Medical Director of the Blood Bank at UCDMC. At the medical center I continue to serve our patients working as a transfusion specialist, apheresis physician and hematopathologist.