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Sally A. Campbell-Lee, MD

Professor, Interim Department Head

Director of Clinical Pathology, Director of Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Department of Pathology



840 South Wood St., Room 130 CSN, MC 847, Chicago, IL 60612

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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

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


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)

Licensures and Certifications

Clinical Pathology
Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine