Cassandra D. Josephson MD

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Dr. Cassandra Josephson is the director of the Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute (CBDI), Clinical Division Director for Hematology/Oncology, and Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida starting July 1, 2022. She is also a professor (pending appointment at rank) in the Department of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Josephson’s research career focuses on pediatric transfusion medicine and, more specifically, transfusion therapy in neonates, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and massive transfusion in children with hemorrhage. She currently and previously garnered grants from National Institutes of Health, CDC, industry and private foundations where she is or has been the Principal Investigator. Dr. Josephson is actively involved in teaching medical students, residency, and fellowship trainees in pathology and pediatrics. She has authored or co-authored more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 17 review articles, and more than 15 book chapters. She is one of the Co-Chairs for the REDS IV-Pediatrics Program evaluating Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation of Blood Products and Transfusion in the US and Brazil focused on Children. She also serves as an Associate Editor for Transfusion, the journal of the AABB.