Dr. Maria De
Los Angeles Muniz completed her bachelor’s degree in biology, followed by a
Medical Technology degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and the
Interamerican University, respectively. She then completed her medical school
education at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, later moving to the US. She
completed her training in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at Montefiore
Medical Center in New York city, and subsequently did her fellowship in
Transfusion Medicine at the National Institutes of health in Bethesda Maryland.
She worked for 10 years at blood centers with the American Red Cross and
Vitalant formerly known as Blood Systems. Subsequently she moved into the
hospital setting initially holding a position of Assistant Professor in the
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell/ New York
Presbyterian Hospital. At this institution she had the role of Quality and
Education director supporting their Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy
Recently, she joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. The services include blood banking, therapeutic apheresis, cell therapy and blood center activities. She provides clinical support to a very diverse and primarily Hispanic population. The hospital system is the site for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which is designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Muniz is an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies, and volunteers as an advocacy ambassador with the National Marrow Donor Program.