Dr. Yossi Schwartz received his MD from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, and his MPH from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Affiliate of Columbia University, College of Physician and Surgeons, Morristown, New Jersey. Dr. Schwartz completed a Hematology Fellowship at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliate of Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel; a Research Fellowship, Hematopoietic Immunochemistry Laboratory, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and a Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at New York Blood Center. In 2004, he joined the faculty at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2015. Dr. Schwartz joined Moffitt Cancer Center from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he was a Professor in the Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine. Dr. Schwartz’s vision for excellence in Transfusion Medicine (Blood Banking, Tissue Banking, Apheresis and Cellular Therapy) lies in building a bridge between the contexts in which it is practiced. He plans to strengthen collaboration, streamline communication, and enhance standardization between the patient-facing needs of blood and tissue products and utilization and laboratory operations, and he is committed to service optimization.