Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MMHC, MFA, FCAP, FASCP

Vanderbilt Pathology Program in Global Health
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology
Department of Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Medical Co-Director
Transfusion Medicine
VUMC Medical Director
VA Tennessee Valley Health Care System Blood Bank
Vanderbilt Pathology Education Research Group
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program

Topics: Biological Sciences, Biomedical Ethics, COVID, Education and Training (Capacity Building), Global Health Policy, Global Health Systems/Delivery, HIV/AIDS, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Education, Pathology, Public Health

Countries: Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia

Quentin Eichbaum was born and raised in Namibia and South Africa. He initially studied law at the University of Cape Town and then completed his MD, MPH, PhD/postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his residency and fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is  currently Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Professor of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  He serves on numerous national and international clinical, global health, education, and health humanities committees and boards.  He chairs the AABB Global Transfusion Forum (GTF),  the AABB Global Standards Committee, and the International Affairs Committee at ASFA. He is on the Board of Directors of CUGH and has chaired its Education Committee, Global Workforce Committee, and Global Health Humanities working group.  He co-founded and serves on the Executive Committee of CONSAMS (Consortium  of New Sub-Saharan Africa Medical Schools). He serves on the Education Committee of the FAIMER/ECFMG Board of Trustees.  He is Medical Co-Director of Transfusion Medicine at VUMC, Director of the VUMC Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program, Director of the Vanderbilt Pathology Program in Global Health, and Medical Director of the VA Tennessee Valley Health Care System Blood Bank. 


M.D., M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health
Ph.D., University of Cape Town, South Africa
MMHC, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
M.F.A., Vermont College