Medical Director, Laboratory Stewardship
Jay Menitove, MD extended an internal medicine/hematology background into a patient outcome-focused blood banking career. In his more than 160 publications, the emphasis spanned minimizing transfusion transmitted infections to maximizing transfusion appropriateness Dr. Menitove served as the CEO and Medical Director of a major mid-western regional blood center. He is an Associate Editor of Transfusion. As a Medical Director at Accumen, Dr. Menitove will bring his passion for transfusion safety and blood product stewardship to Accumen partner hospitals. As a well published author and nationally recognized speaker in the field of transfusion medicine brings tremendous expertise and credibility to the team.
Irwin Gross is Senior Medical Director at Accumen Inc. Dr. Gross is a nationally recognized speaker and published author in Patient Blood Management and Transfusion Safety. Prior to his role as Senior Medical Director at Accumen, Dr. Gross served as the Chief of Pathology at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC, where he started the patient blood management program in 2006), Medical Director of Laboratories at Affiliated Laboratories, Inc., and as Medical Director of Transfusion Services from 1987 through 2014.
Carolyn Burns, M.D. is a Board-Certified Pathologist (AP/CP) and served as Medical Director/Chief of Pathology for the Jewish Hospital Healthcare System, Dept. of Pathology in Louisville, KY. from 1991-2011. This included medical directorship of Surgical Pathology, Transfusion Service, Patient Blood Management Program, Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, and Tissue Services for this 5-hospital system. She is on the Advisory Board and guest lecturer for the Bellarmine University Clinical Laboratory Science Program and serves as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Red Cross Blood Center, River Valley Region.
Dr. Shander is one of the world’s leading experts on bloodless medicine and patient blood management. He is Emeritus Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Hyperbaric Medicine at Englewood Health in Englewood, NJ as well as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Shander is a founding member, Advisory Director, and Past President of the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management (SABM). In addition, he currently lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to patient blood management and his more than 200 peer reviewed publications have appeared in several prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals.