Nancy M. Dunbar, MD

Medical Director, Blood Bank
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Nancy M. Dunbar, MD

Nancy M. Dunbar, MD, is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is a board-certified Clinical Pathologist and completed her training in 2009 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She pursued subspecialty training in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine in 2010 at the University of California San Francisco/Blood Centers of the Pacific.

Dr. Dunbar joined the faculty at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH in 2010 and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Blood Bank and Special Coagulation Laboratory and the Associate Medical Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service. Her clinical research focuses on blood utilization and transfusion safety and includes over 100 peer-reviewed publications. In 2017 she received the RISE Award for "Safety of the use of group A plasma in trauma: the STAT study," the best paper published in TRANSFUSION’s 2017 volume.

Dr. Dunbar is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), and the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA). She is also the Section editor for the International Forum for Vox Sanguinis and serves member of the editorial board for TRANSFUSION.

Dr. Dunbar pursues international collaborative research in Transfusion Medicine as a Scientific Member of the Clinical Transfusion Studies Team in the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. She also serves on the Board of Directors for AABB and as a member of the Scientific and Research Advisory Committee (SRAC) for Canadian Blood Services.