Dr. Ted Kieffer ’02 was recently named as Blood Assurance’s new regional medical director in Middle Tennessee.
Kieffer is tasked with overseeing and ensuring the safety of donors and collected blood products while acting as a liaison to hospitals. He will also help develop and launch a cellular therapy program, geared toward reforming the way physicians treat cancer, genetic, and infectious disease.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Kieffer join Blood Assurance,” Dr. Liz Culler, the chief medical officer for Blood Assurance, said in a Williamson Herald report. “His medical expertise will be invaluable in providing the highest level of service to Blood Assurance donors, hospitals and patients in the Middle Tennessee area. He will be bringing cutting edge technology to the area in the future.”
Kieffer previously worked as a clinical pathologist, medical director and assistant professor at West Virginia University. In addition, he has experience working as a medical consultant for several companies in Indiana and Arizona.
“When Blood Assurance offered me the opportunity to return to my passion and solely focus on blood banking/transfusion medicine with the added benefit of developing a cellular therapy program, I jumped on it,” Kieffer said. “The cellular therapy program will be the donation program of the future.”
While at Wabash, Kieffer studied chemistry and music and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Brass Ensemble, Rugby Team, and WNDY Radio Station. He received a master’s degree in biology from Purdue University and a M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
Kieffer resides in Davidson County, Tennessee, with his 7-year-old daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys engaging in community service, listening to and playing music and rebuilding Jeep Wranglers.