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THE LABORATORY REPORT Fall 2014 Page 3 The Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine Welcomes Two New Faculty Members Meredith Reyes, M.D. Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine and Co-Director of Community Pathology Laboratory Services, Houston Methodist Hospital Dr. Meredith Reyes joined the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine on October 1, 2014. Dr. Reyes comes to Houston Methodist Hospital from Baylor St. Luke’s Hospital. She will serve as Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine and Co-Director of Community Pathology Laboratory Services. Dr. Reyes received her M.D. degree and completed her residency in clinical pathology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Following residency, she continued her training with a fellowship in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. Rajeev Singh, M.D., M.B.A. Director of the Tissue and Serum Biorepository, Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist Research Institute Dr. Rajeev Singh joined the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine on October 13, 2014, as the Director of the Tissue and Serum Biorepository. Dr. Singh comes to Houston Methodist Hospital and Houston Methodist Research Institute from the Singapore National University Hospital, where he was Deputy Head of the Tissue Repository. Dr. Singh received his M.D. degree and Postgraduate Qualification in Pathology from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. He then earned a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University. Dr. Singh brings over 25 years experience as a general physician, pathologist, and biobanker. In his current position, Dr. Singh will work closely with Dr. David Bernard to oversee and enhance the day-to-day operations of the serum and tissue biorepository. Dr. Christopher Leveque is Honored for his Leadership as the Medical Director of Transfusion Services September 2014 commemorated the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program’s 1,000th bone marrow collection, culminating in a celebration and an award ceremony held in Crain Garden on September 23rd. As part of this celebration, the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program honored Dr. Christopher Leveque for his leadership of the Houston Methodist Hospital Blood Bank and Transfusion Service. Due in part to Dr. Leveque’s tireless efforts, the program continues to grow, and this year, more than 100 individuals have donated their bone marrow and stem cells. The Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program began its partnership with the Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program, which is operated by Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital, in 1991 by collecting bone marrow samples from unrelated donors. Working in tandem with the National Marrow Donor Registry, the program expanded in 1999 to include peripheral blood stem cell donations. For more information about the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program or to become a donor, please visit www.giveblood.org Dr. Christopher Leveque (center)


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