Zbigniew (Ziggy) M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD, FCAP, is currently the President of the American Association of Blood Banks and an associate professor of pathology and of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as section chief of laboratory medicine, medical director of the Transfusion Medicine Service, medical director of the Center for Transfusion Medicine Research, and director of the Cellular Therapy Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He also is an investigator at Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center) and a consultant in pathology services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as well as a visiting professor in Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Warsaw, Poland.
He is past president of the American Society for Apheresis, a co-leader of the Cellular Therapy Team of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion Collaborative, a past treasurer of the World Apheresis Association and a past member of the board of directors of the National Marrow Donor Program. He also has served on multiple National Institutes of Health review panels as well as various committees of AABB, American Society for Apheresis, the College of American Pathologists, International Society of Blood Transfusion, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, International Council for Commonality in Blood Bank Automation, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and the National Marrow Donor Program. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of laboratory medicine, cellular therapy, apheresis and transfusion medicine. He serves as editor of the “Journal of Clinical Apheresis” and “Vox Sanguinis.” His current research includes studies of adaptive immunotherapy in cancer, the clinical use of apheresis and cellular therapy products.