Sally A. Campbell-Lee, MD

Professor, Interim Department Head, Director of Clinical Pathology, Director of Transfusion Medicine
Work Phone: 312-996-3150
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Biographical Info

In 2006, Dr. Campbell-Lee became the Director of Transfusion Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System after serving as an Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  In February, 2014, Dr. Campbell-Lee became the director of the Centralized Transfusion Service of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine in Chicago which is centered at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.  The UIH Hospital Transfusion Medicine Service distributes 25,000 blood components a year, and performs approximately 2,000 therapeutic apheresis procedures annually.  The blood bank laboratory provides basic and reference laboratory level immunohematologic testing.    Dr. Campbell-Lee’s research is focused on the immunomodulatory effects of transfusion, especially red blood cell alloimmunization.

Clinical and Research Interests:
Immunomodulatory effects of transfusion
Red cell transfusion in sickle cell disease
Therapeutic apheresis


AB (Biology) – Brown University
MD – The Albany Medical College of Union University


PostGraduate Training:
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Maryland Medical Systems (Baltimore, Maryland)

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland)


Board Certifications:
Clinical Pathology
Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine


Awards and Honors:
2013 – present:  Chair, AABB Annual Meeting Educational Program Unit
2012 – present:  Section Editor, Transfusion Medicine, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2011 – present:  Member, Transfusion Medicine Special Emphasis Panel (review of R01 and R21 applications), National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
2011 – 2015:      Member, Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Federal Government
2010:                 President, Illinois Association of Blood Banks
2002:                 American Association of Blood Banks Baxter/Fenwal Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Award


Recent Publications:
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Categories: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Pathology