Dr. Pelletier completed his medical school training at Chicago Medical School and then did 2 residencies one in Internal Medicine and the other in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Both of which were in Air Force Programs. This was followed by a fellowship in transfusion medicine, sponsored by the Air Force at Yale. He advanced in the Air Force to become both the Transfusion Medicine consultant to the Armed Services Blood Program and also the Pathology Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. He represented the Armed Services at the Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Committee for Blood Safety and Tissue Availability. He has extensive experience in massive transfusion support in the combat and civilian settings. Dr Pelletier currently is the Medical Director of Transfusion services at University of Florida Health Shands. He continues to support massive transfusion to support for level I trauma center, in both pediatric and adult populations. He also supports transfusion requirement in solid organ transplants ( to include ABOi hearts), stem cell transplants ( auto- and allo-), Level III NICU, Burn unit, High risk obstetrics ( Percreta patient with increased risk PPH), ECMO patients (pediatric and adult). His area of interest in research include alternates for red cell components, MTP protocol and safety, pathogen reduction and component storage and transport.