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Tandem ECMO and TPE - January 2014

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January 2014

Title: Tandem extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECMO) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)

Educational Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, the participants should be able to:

  1. Identify and understand which patients on ECMO may require TPE.
  2. Identify and address the unique technical apheresis instrument issues that arise with the performance of a tandem ECMO/TPE procedure.
  3. Identify and address the unique patient issues that arise with performance of a tandem ECMO/TPE procedure.  

Presenter: Jay Raval, MD

Dr. Jay Raval received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which time he was a Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Research Scholar.  He trained at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed a surgical internship followed by residency training in clinical pathology.  He went on to complete blood banking/transfusion medicine fellowship training in the joint program between the University of Pittsburgh and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine.  During this time, he developed an interest in therapeutic hemapheresis and hematopoietic progenitor cell collection and processing.  Dr. Raval stayed on as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine for one year before joining the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is the Medical Director of Therapeutic Apheresis.