Dr. Patricia Brunker is an assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is transfusion medicine.
Dr. Brunker’s research explores the genetics of the basis of alloimmunization. These projects include the evaluation of rapid-responder and non-responder status in pregnancy and family studies of alloimmunization including microchimerism analysis.
Dr. Brunker received her medical degree from Brown University Medical School. She completed an internship in general surgery and her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has a masters in biological anthropology and research doctorate in human genetics from the University of Oxford, U.K. She completed a clinical fellowship in transfusion medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a research postdoc in Rh genetics in the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Brunker is certified in transfusion medicine and anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. She also serves as the regional medical director for the American Red Cross Blood Services Division in the Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region.