David L. Wuest, MD

Chief, Blood Bank, Donor Room

I am a board-certified pathologist and a specialist in blood-banking and tranfusion medicine. As Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Blood Bank and Donor Room, the foccus of my expertise is the collection of blood from donors, the processing and distribution of blood and blood-components, and the transfusion of blood and blood components to patients.

My clinical interests encompass the spectrum of transfusion medicine, starting from the management and testing of the blood we collect in order to ensure that we have a safe and adequate blood supply to meet the needs of our patients. Since blood supplies are limited, expensive, and carry some risks for recipients, we actively review all requests for transfusion to prevent unnecessary transfusions, and we continually evaluate guidelines for transfusion practice to determine if we can lower the number of patients who receive prophylactic transfusions.

Clinical Expertise

Transfusion Medicine; Stem Cell Lab Processing

Languages Spoken

MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine


SUNY Downstate Medical Center; The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Publications by David L. Wuest
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