J Pelletier, M.D.

J P R Pelletier, M.D., FCAP, FASCP

(352) 273-7842

Biography

J. PETER R. PELLETIER MD, FCAP, FASCP

Dr Joseph Peter R. Pelletier is Medical Director of Transfusion Services at Shands UF Blood Bank; He also holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine and Anesthesia.

Dr Pelletier was a Medical Technologist graduating from University of Connecticut before entering Medical School at University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. He did internal medicine Residency at Wright-Patterson In Dayton Ohio and Practice 3 years at Tinker AFB in OK. He entered Anatomic /Clinical Pathology Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center before completing a Blood Bank Fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital. He is board certified in these 4 specialties.

Dr Pelletier is a retired AF Colonel with 23 years of service. He held AF appointment as Consultant to AF/SG in Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. He was also the Department of Defense representative to the HHS Advisory Council on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability. He was also awarded Grand Master Status in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He joined UF on 1 September 2014.

As Medical Director Transfusion Service Dr Pelletier responsible for ensuring the Quality Assurance and Control plan is carried out in an appropriate manner for the blood bank. Medical Director provides continuous feedback to the Manager and other technical staff in order to provide better patient care and meet the needs of patients and customers. Medical Director provides clinical consultation to medical staff and intervene in complex quality or patient care issues. Medical Director provides guidance and direction in the selection of instruments, test, methods, kits and computer software. Medical Director is required to review and approve validation of instrumentation or software, new and revised procedures as well as evaluating and determining the type of blood products will be made available for the patient. Medical Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation and adherence to the quality program. This is to include periodic monitoring and review of quality documents (Proficiency Testing, Incident /Variance reports, SUF Quality Improvement Reports, Patient Safety Reports for SUF and Transfusion Committee Dashboard Reports.

Dr Pelletier’s research interests are in the areas of Pathogen reduction/inactivation, massive transfusion protocols’ blood program management/utilization, treatment of infectious disease with passive immunization, and use of alternative blood.

Education

Fellowship - Blood banking/Transfusion Medicine
Yale University
2005

Residency - Pathology - Anatomic and clinical
San Antonio Uniform Services Health Education Consortium
2001

Wright-Patterson
US Air Force Medical Center
1994

Wright-Patterson
US Air Force Medical Center
1992

Medical Degree
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
1991

Board Certification

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical - American Board of Pathology
  • Pathology - Blood banking/Transfusion Medicine - American Board of Pathology

Honors and Awards

Hospital Donor Group Achievement Award
Florida Association of Blood Bankers
2015

DoD representative
HHS Advisory Committee for Blood Safety and Availability
2012-2014

Faculty
Emergency War Surgery Course
2010-2014

Co- Chairman And Air Force Pathology Consultant
DoD Laboratory Joint Working Group
2010-2014

Member
Department of Defense Laboratory network
2010-2014

AF Pathology Consultant
Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine
2010-2014

Voting Member of the Board
Board of Directors - SAFMLS
2010-2014

59 MDW Chief Pathology Consultant
AF/SG
2010-2014

AF Transfusion Medicine Consultant
ASBPO
2006-2014