University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Bio for Mark Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark Fung, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director of HLA Lab, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director of Clinical Labs, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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1989 BA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (Biology)
1991 MS, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (Microbiology)
1997 PhD, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, AL (Molecular and Cellular Pathology)
1999 MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, (Medical Scientist Training Program)

1999-2001 Pathology Residency (AP/CP), Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

2001-2004 Pathology Residency (AP/CP), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2002-2003 Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

2005-2007 Fellowship in Medical Outcomes Research, University of Vermont

2009-2011 Core and Advanced Business Education Program, Fletcher Allen Center for Health Care Management

2012 Course in Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Research Interests

Transfusion safety, regional and national transfusion practices, blood donor motivation, transfusion outcomes, HLA platelet compatibility

Academic Appointments

2015- Present Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2010 - 2015 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine
2004 - 2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Awards and Honors

2009 Good Catch Award, Fletcher Allen Health Care
2003 CAP Foundation Scholar
2002 Chief Resident, Laboratory Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
2002 Finalist, ASCP/CAP Sheard Sanford Pathology Resident Award
1998 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, ACLPS
1997 Outstanding Graduate Student in Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program Award, UAB
1997 First place in Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Day Competition, UAB

Committee Appointments

2011-present Chair, Biovigilance Recipient Working Group, AABB
2011-present Member, Histocompatility/Identity Testing Committee, CAP
2010-present Executive Member and Co-Team Leader of Transfusion Safety team, Biomedical
Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative (international transfusion-related research collaborative).
2010-2012 Chair, Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committtee, AABB
2008-2012 Vice Chair, Scientific Subsection Coordinating Committee (SSCC), AABB



2012  Carson,  J.L., Grossman, B.J., Kleinman, S., Tinmouth, A.T., Marques, M.B., Fung, M.K., Holcomb, J.B., Illoh, O., Kaplan, L.J., Katz, L.M., Rao, S.V., Roback, J.D., Shander, A., Tobian, A.A., Weinstein, R., Swinton McLaughlin, L.G., Djulbegovic, B. Red blood cell transfusion: a clinical practice guideline from the AABB.  Ann Intern Med (in press).

2012 Heddle, N.M., Fung, M., Hervig, T., Szczepiorkowski, Z.M., Torretta, L., Arnold, E., Lane, S., Murphy, M.  Challenges and opportunities to prevent transfusion errors: a qualitative evaluation for safer transfusion (QUEST).  Transfusion 52: 1687-1695.

2012 Campbell-Lee, S., Shaz, B., Arena, R., Sloan, S., Fung, M., Ramsey, G. Red blood cell products: consideration of the discrepant temperature ranges permitted for storage versus transport. Transfusion 52:195-200.

2011 Keating FK, Butenas S, Fung MK, Schneider DJ. Platelet-white blood cell (WBC) interaction, WBC apoptosis, and procoagulant activity in stored red blood cells. Transfusion:1086-95.

2011 Anastasi, J., Ashwood, E., Baron, B., Fitzgerald, B., Fung, M., Krasowski, M., Laposata, M., Marques, M.B., Nester, T., Rinder, H.M. The clinical pathologist as consultant. Am J Clin Pathol 135: 11-12.

For a complete list of Mark Fung's publications, please visit PubMed.