Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, MA, MSc, MMEd

Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, and Medical Education and Administration

Quentin Eichbaum completed his MD, MPH, PhD/postdoctoral degrees at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his medical residency and fellowship trainings at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He was a chief resident at MGH and completed research fellowships in hematology/oncology and infectious diseases, and clinical fellowship in human genetics, medical ethics, and transfusion medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and MGH.

He was initially recruited to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) as Assistant Dean and Professor of Medical Education and Administration,  and is currently also Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Medical Co-Director of Transfusion Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Co-Medical Director of the TVHCS Veterans Administration Transfusion Medicine Service. He is director of the VUMC Pathology Education Research Group, and Director of the Vanderbilt Pathology Program in Global Health.

He serves on numerous national and international clinical, global health, education, and health humanities committees and boards. He serves on  the board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and has chaired several of its committees. He chairs the AABB Global Transfusion Forum (GTF) (that works in over 80 countries), the AABB Global Standards Committee (GSC) and the ASFA International Affairs Committee.  He founded and is an executive member of the Consortium of New Sub-Sahara African Medical Schools (CONSAMS). He is also deeply committed to developing and teaching the medical humanities. He created and for 10 years directed a unique medical humanities program at VUSM; co-founded and chaired the international Health Humanities Consortium (HHC); chairs the CUGH Global Health Humanities Working Group; and he recently served on the AAMCs select 25-member national committee on the Fundamental Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education (FRAHME). Outside of work, he is an avid watercolorist and has participated in numerous joint and solo exhibitions.