Dr. Ruchika Goel is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine. She is an Adjunct faculty in the Department of Pathology, Division of Transfusion Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she serves as the Medical Director of ImpactLife Blood Services. Dr. Goel did her Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University/National Cancer Institute Combined program at NIH (Pediatrics) and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell and New York Blood Center. Dr. Goel serves a dual role as a practicing hematologist/oncologist with a focus on benign and malignant hematology and heme malignancies and a transfusion medicine physician and is actively engaged in research in Big Data applications in Transfusion Medicine with a special interest in Hemostasis and Thrombosis. She also serves as an invited consultant and subject matter expert for the NIH/NHLBI funded REDS-IV-P longitudinal studies. She is the current chair of the Pediatric Subgroup of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT). Dr. Goel has multiple accolades to her name including the BEST Collaborative Scott Murphy Lectureship, AABB Fenwal Future Leader TM Scholarship Award, Paul J. Stranjford Young Investigator award by the American College of Laboratory Physician and Scientists, 40 under 40 award for exemplary clinical service and has also received international recognition with the ISBT Harold Gunsen fellowship and the Australian and New Zealand Blood Transfusion Society Presidential award. Dr. Goel has over 125 peer reviewed publications and book chapters to her name including key first author publications in some leading journals including JAMA, JAMA Surgery, Blood, Transfusion and Vox Sanguinis and has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on topics of her research focus.