DR. PAGANO is the Medical Director of Transfusion Services and the Associate Program Director of the Pathology Residency Program at the University of Washington. After obtaining her MD degree at the University of Buenos Aires, Dr. Pagano completed her training in Internal Medicine. She then relocated to the US where she joined Dr. Thompson research laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, MO to study inflammatory mediators. Dr. Pagano first joined the University of Washington as a Laboratory Medicine resident, and then completed her fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pagano's research interests include clinical transfusion support for patients with complex medical needs, adverse events to transfusion, apheresis practice, and medical education. She serves at several national committees; currently she is the Chair of the Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee at AABB and is the former chair of the Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee at ASFA. Her primary goals include providing the best possible treatment to benefit each patient, advancing the transfusion medicine field to benefit the community, and educating medical students, laboratory scientists, residents, and fellows in the use of blood and blood products.