Paul Holland, M.D.

Medical Director
Irvine, CA USA

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Paul Holland, M.D. graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1962 and served a straight medicine internship at UCLA Medical Center 1962-3. He entered U.S. Public Health Service in July of 1963 and was assigned to the Blood Bank Section of the Clinical Pathology Department of the Clinical Center (hospital) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD as a Staff Associate from 1963-66. Dr. Holland is also a resident in internal medicine at UC San Francisco from 1966-68.

He has been involved in blood banking and transfusion medicine since 1963. He spent over 20 years at the National Institutes of Health in the Blood Bank Department of the Clinical Center, where for the last nine years he was Chief. Dr. Holland was the Medical Director and CEO of the Sacramento Medical Foundation Blood Center, currently BloodSource, from 1983-2004. He has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) since 1983 and is now also a Clinical Professor of Pathology.

Dr. Holland has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is currently the Scientific Director of Delta Blood Bank in Stockton, California where he continues to be involved in research activities. He frequently speaks at state, national and international meetings.

Dr. Holland has held many positions in blood banking, transfusion medicine and related fields. He has served on numerous AABB committees, been an advisor to U.S. government committees and agencies, and consulted with many biotech companies, foreign governments, and international organizations. Among these are his service on a World Health Organization (WHO) committee to assist blood banks in third world countries, completing two years as President of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, and being a member of the nominating committee for the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for three years.

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