Aaron A. R. Tobian, MD, PhD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD, is a professor of pathology, medicine and epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also director of transfusion medicine and vice chair for clinical affairs in pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Tobian divides his time between research and clinical service. Tobian has been highly involved with AABB. Prior to serving as a member of the AABB Board of Directors, he served on ten AABB committees or working groups, including as chair of the Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee for four years. He is a transfusion medicine section editor for UpToDate, an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Apheresis and sits on the editorial board for the journal Transfusion. Tobian is the founding editor-in-chief of the website, a site supported by AABB that provides weekly updates on the latest studies within the transfusion community as well as interactive transfusion medicine questions three times per week. Tobian also has an established global research program that studies HIV and other adverse events associated with transfusion.

During the past 15 years, Tobian has lived or worked in five developing countries. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in journals including The New England Journal of MedicineJAMAThe LancetBlood and Transfusion. His work has also been featured on the NBC Today Show, BBC World Service, National Public Radio, USA Today and other media outlets. Tobian received an MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University and conducted a clinical pathology residency and transfusion medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He is board-certified in clinical pathology and blood banking/transfusion medicine.

Board Committees: Education and Operations (EO) Council; Governance Committee