Clinical Services



Annual Lectureships


Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone 504-988-5224
Fax 504-988-7389

Therapeutic Apheresis

Key personnel:

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology / Medical Director:

            Janet Schmid, M.D.: phone 988-5935, beeper 551-3330


Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology:

            John W. Scott, M.D., Ph.D.: phone 988-7915, beeper 213-0532


Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology:

            Tim Peterson, M.D., beeper 213-0490


Apheresis Nurses:

            Gail Kemmerly, R.N.
            Cassandra Scott, R.N.
            Herb Collins, R.N.
            Joan Doyle, R.N.
            Felicia Hughes, R.N.


Administrative Director:

            Tim Pearman, Ph.D.
            Administrative Director, TMC Cancer Center


Apheresis Department location, hours, phone, and fax:

            Tulane Medical Center
            1415 Tulane Avenue, Room 2455
Monday – Friday 8-5
Weekends, evenings emergency only
Phone:  988-3613; fax 988-3061

            After hours, please page the Blood Bank / Apheresis Pathologist on call through the hospital operator.


Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures:

            1.            Plasma exchange 
            2.            Photopheresis
            3.            Red Blood Cell Exchange
4.            White Blood Cell Depletion
5.            Platelet Depletion
6.            Therapeutic Phlebotomy
            7.            Hematopoietic Cell Collection, Apheresis
8.            Therapeutic Cell, T-Cell, Collection, Apheresis


Special Instructions:

            1.            Apheresis services by physician's order only.
2.            Requesting physician please consult Apheresis MD.


Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224