Barbara Bryant, MD, MT(ASCP)SBB is Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology and the Blood Bank Medical Director at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. Prior to returning to UTMB in 2016, she was the Vice President of Transfusion Medicine at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. Dr. Bryant’s interest include evidence-based clinical transfusion practice and medical education. Her research focuses on iron depletion and deficiency in blood donors and assuring optimal iron balance with the routine use of iron replacement therapy.
Dr. Bryant earned her BS degree in medical technology from Louisiana State University Medical Center and the University of New Orleans. Dr. Bryant worked for 17 years in blood banking before attending medical school and completing a pathology residency at UTMB. She received her transfusion medicine fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. She is board-certified in clinical pathology and has subspecialty certification in blood banking/transfusion medicine.
Dr. Bryant is on the AABB Board of Directors and the South Central Association of Blood Banks (SCABB) Board of Directors and has served as chair, co-chair, or member of several AABB and SCABB committees. She was recently awarded the Sally Frank Memorial Award and Lectureship by the AABB and will be the SCABB 2017 Technical Scientific Award Lecturer.