We would like to congratulate Dr. Nicole R. Guinn for her recent appointment as the Center for Blood Conservation Director. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Guinn moved east for medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY, where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 2007. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Columbia’s St. Luke’s Roosevelt hospital, and continued with her anesthesiology residency and cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship, both at Duke University.
Dr. Guinn joined the faculty at Duke in 2012, where she works in both the neuroanesthesia and cardiothoracic anesthesia divisions. Dr. Guinn has both clinical and research interests in transfusion medicine, which will server her well in her new role. She also serves on the hospital’s transfusion committee, where she is working on initiatives to decrease perioperative transfusion rates. Her other interests include resident education and simulation, which she is actively involved in through the department.
Again, congratulations to Dr. Guinn and we look forward to working with her in her new role as a Center for Blood Conservation Director.