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Cassandra D. Josephson, MD

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Cassandra D. Josephson, MD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Clinical Research Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies, Pathology Department, Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Apheresis Services
Director, Tissue Services and Pediatric Transfusion Medicine Specialist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Transfusion and Tissue Services

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Cassandra D. Josephson, MD is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.  She is the Director of Clinical Research in Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies at Emory University School of Medicine, the Associate Director of Apheresis Services and the Director of Tissue Services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University.

Specialty Boards:

  • 1999 American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2002 American Board of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant
  • 2003 American Board of Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Society Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, July 1999 –present
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2001 – present
  • Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society, 2004 – present
  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), 2002 – present
  • American Society of Hematology, 2004 – present

Honors and Awards:

  • Remy Johnston Award for Merit, Orton Dyslexic Society, 1994
  • Ciba-Geigy Award for Outstanding Community Service, 1994
  • The Florida Pediatric Society Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, 1996
  • Certificate of Special Recognition for Teaching Medical Students, 1998
  • Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. M.D. Award for Outstanding Research by a Resident, 1999
  • National Research Scholar Award (NRSA), NIH Fellowship Training Scholarship, 2000 – 2002
  • Emory University Fellows Research Competition, Runner Up, 2002
  • NIH Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Award, 2004 – 2006
  • Distinguished High School Graduate Alumni Award, University School of Nova University, 2005
  • NIH Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Award, 2006 – 2007
  • Relational Mentoring Award, President’s Council on Women, Emory University, 2012
  • Best Original Clinical Research Publication in Emory Pediatric Department, 2016
  • Emory Researcher Appreciation Day, Featured Researcher, 2017
  • NHLBI Celebrates Women Scientists, Selected Scientist, 2019
  • Co-Chair, NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Program- Pediatrics (REDS IV-P) – 2019-2026

Areas of Interest:

Neonatal transfusion medicine, sickle cell disease and red blood cell transfusion alloimmunization, and blood donation and recipient outcomes  

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