Henry Rinder MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Hematology); Associate Director, Yale Pathology Residency Program; Director, Clinical Hematology Laboratory; Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs (Diagnostic)

Biographical Info

My academic background is in hematology. After training in internal medicine and hematology, I went on to post-doctoral work in clinical pathology to bolster our clinical and research activities.

Our laboratory research focuses on cell-based diagnostics relevant to the basic biology of hemostasis and inflammation. We have evaluated the role of thrombin and complement in platelet dysfunction following extracorporeal circulation, studies of metabolic changes during platelet storage, hypercoagulability in drug abuse, and platelet function under the control of growth factors.

We also seek to understand platelet kinetics in a variety of disorders using the non-invasive peripheral blood assay for reticulated platelets.
Our collaborative focus on research includes murine disease models of platelet activation and kinetics; cell-based vascular risk associated with CPB; platelet physiology; and neutrophil markers for early recognition of sepsis.

These rewarding areas of investigation have seamlessly led to clinical investigation and educative endeavors, including becoming an author on the 4th and 5th editions of Hillman's Hematology in Clinical Practice (McGraw-Hill) and serving currently as the national chair of the ACLPS Education and ASCP RISE committees.

Education & Training

University of Vermont (1984)
Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1984 - 1987)
Chief Resident
Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1987 - 1988)
Yale University School of Medicine, Hematology (1988 - 1990)
Yale University School of Medicine, Laboratory Medicine (1990 - 1992)
Board Certification
Clinical Pathology, Board Certified  (1994)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1987)

Honors & Recognition

  • 2011 HP Smith Distinguished Pathology Educator
    American Society for Clinical Pathology (2011)
  • President-Elect
    Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists (2013)

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