J P R Pelletier, M.D., FCAP, FASCP
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.
Fellowship - Blood banking/Transfusion Medicine
Residency - Pathology - Anatomic and clinical
San Antonio Uniform Services Health Education Consortium
US Air Force Medical Center
US Air Force Medical Center
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
- 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
HHS Advisory Committee for Blood Safety and Availability
Emergency War Surgery Course
Co- Chairman And Air Force Pathology Consultant
DoD Laboratory Joint Working Group
Department of Defense Laboratory network
AF Pathology Consultant
Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Voting Member of the Board
Board of Directors - SAFMLS
59 MDW Chief Pathology Consultant
AF Transfusion Medicine Consultant