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Brenda J. Grossman, MD, MPH

Brenda J. Grossman, MD, MPH, associate professor of pathology and immunology and of medicine, is honored for her enthusiastic mentoring of clinical fellows.

The medical director of the Transfusion Medicine Service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Grossman also is director of the clinical pathology residency program and the blood banking and transfusion medicine fellowship program. Through mentoring, she has garnered the appreciation of many trainees, some of whom had engraved on her Clinical Pathology Teacher of the Year Award in 2012 that ‘Teachers Change the World.”

Grossman offers trainees the benefits of her extensive experience in both laboratory and clinical settings. She previously served as a medical officer at the National Headquarters and as chief medical officer at the Missouri-Illinois Regional Blood Center for the American Red Cross. In her position with the AABB Board of Directors, she has been instrumental in developing safeguards for blood donors, blood products and blood recipients. Fellows note that she consistently instills a responsibility to consider both the blood donor and the recipient and fosters the development of administrative and laboratory management skills to build a strong foundation for career advancement. With an engaged mentoring style, Grossman guides trainees toward relevant clinical research projects, many of which have resulted in national awards, grant support and changes in clinical practice. A strong proponent of work-life balance, she also actively mentors female faculty and trainees by participating in the Women in Pathology group.

Grossman earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and a master’s degree in public health from Saint Louis University School of Public Health. Following a residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, she completed two fellowships in hematology/oncology and transfusion medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She joined the Washington University faculty in 2009.

Published: 02/15/2016