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Verax Biomedical appoints Paul D. Mintz as senior vice president

Staff writer | Marlborough, Mass., USA | February 23, 2016
Verax BiomedicalFebruary 23, 2016, Marlborough, Mass., USA - Verax Biomedical announced that it has hired Paul D. Mintz as a senior vice president and the company’s chief medical officer.
Dr. Mintz has played a key role as an innovator, educator, and leader within the blood banking and transfusion medicine community. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine from 1979 until 2011, where he was a tenured Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mintz also served as Vice-Chair of Pathology and Chief of the Division of Clinical Pathology and Medical Director of the Clinical Laboratories and Transfusion Medicine Services at the University of Virginia Health System. In addition, Dr. Mintz served as Co-Medical Director of Virginia Blood Services from 2008 until 2011.

Dr. Mintz is a former President of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), served on the AABB’s Board of Directors for nine years, and chaired and was a member of numerous AABB committees. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Blood Foundation.

Most recently, Dr. Mintz served as Director, Division of Hematology Clinical Review, Office of Blood Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

A recipient of a Transfusion Medicine Academic Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Mintz was also an inaugural inductee into the National Blood Foundation Hall of Fame. He also served as a member of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Dr. Mintz is also an author or co-author of over 100 articles and editorials spanning clinical practice, blood safety, and the evaluation of new transfusion medicine technologies. He has designed and served as principal investigator for numerous clinical and device trials.

Dr. Mintz is the sole editor of all three editions of Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice (AABB Press) and has served on several journal editorial boards.

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