Jaleah Hawkins, MD

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Jaleah Hawkins, MD, is the Associate Medical Director of the Blood Bank and Transfusion Services and an attending physician on the Apheresis Service at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ


Clinical Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine – American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology – American Board of Pathology

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Medical Director, Blood Bank and Transfusion Services

Attending Physician on the Apheresis Service

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Rosochacki L, Hawkins J: Donor Screening and Deferral     Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 41(4): 563-577, Dec 2021.


Hawkins J, Aster RH, Curtis BR.: Post-Transfusion Purpura: Current Perspectives. J Blood Med 9(10): 405-415, Dec 2019.


Rea B, Hawkins J, Min H, Maniglia R,Talati N, Glaser L. : Corynebacterium propinquum endocarditis: a confounding presentation of a rare entity   Cardiovasc Pathol 28: 71-71, Jun 2017.


Hawkins J,Cifuentes M, Pleshko NL, Ambia-Sobhan  H,Shapses SA. : Energy Restriction is associated with lower bone mineral density of the tibia and femur in lean but not obese female rats   J. Nutr 140(1): 31-37, Jan 2010.




Hawkins J, Sesok-Pizzini D.: Neonatal Transfusion Testing, Manufacturing, Standards, and Storage  Neonatal Transfusion Medicine. Deborah Sesok-Pizzini (eds.). Springer International, Page: 1-27, 2017.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Grand Rounds: Plasma Exchange and Red Cell Alloimmunization in Pregnancy: A Case Report and Literature Review (1.0 contact hours). Versiti Medical Sciences Institute. Apr 2021.


"PASS, blood Bank Exam Review. Hemapheresis: Donor Center and Therapeutic Applications" South Central Association of Blood Banks and Blood Centers of Wisconsin. Apr 2020.

Awards and Honors

2008, Cook College General Honors Program
2007, Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar
2007, James Dickson Carr Scholarship

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2020-present, Transfusion and Apheresis Science, Peer Reviewer
2019-present, Clinical Chemistry, Peer Reviewer

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, American Society for Apheresis (ASFA)
 - 2020-present, Annual Meeting Organizing Committee
 - 2020-present, Abstract Selection Committee, Co-Chair
 - 2020-present, Abstract Selection Committee
2016-present, College of American Pathologist (CAP)
2015-present, American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
2010-present, American Medical Association (AMA)