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Priscilla Figueroa, MD


Priscilla Figueroa, MD

Appointed: 2005

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Priscilla Figueroa, MD
Department: Clinical Pathology
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q6-2
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Priscilla I. Figueroa, MD, is Head of the Section of Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Clinical Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. Her specialty interests include transfusion medicine, blood banking, stem cell therapies and quality management. She is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and in transfusion medicine and blood banking.

After receiving a BA from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Dr. Figueroa earned her medical degree from the Cornell University Medical College in New York City, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After interning at New York Presbyterian Hospital at the Columbia-Presbyterian campus in New York, she completed her residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Figueroa completed specialty training in transfusion medicine and blood banking with a fellowship she was awarded by Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She was appointed to Staff of the Department of Clinical Pathology at Cleveland Clinic in 2005.

Professional Highlights

  • Upton-Hemphill Award for Excellence in Blood Banking, California Blood Bank Society, 2008

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Transfusion Medicine
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Internship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology- Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Specialty Interests

transfusion medicine, blood banking, stem cell therapies and quality management


  • AABB Advancing Transfusion and Cellular Therapies Worldwide
  • College of American Pathologists
  • California Blood Bank Society

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish