Clinical Services



Annual Lectureships


Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone 504-988-5224
Fax 504-988-7389

Therapeutic Apheresis

Key personnel:

Medical Director:

            Janet Schmid, MD, phone (504) 988-5935, beeper (504) 551-3330


Assistant Director:

            John W. Scott, MD, PhD, phone (504) 988-7915, beeper (504) 213-0532


Assistant Director:

            Tim Peterson, MD, beeper (504) 213-0490


Apheresis Nurses:

            Pamela Blanche, RN
            Candace Dyer RN
            Darlene Labostrie, RN


Administrative Director:

            Cynthia Huber-Koppen, MSN
            VP Cardiology/Oncology/Neurosciences


Apheresis Department location, hours, phone, and fax:

            Tulane Medical Center
            1415 Tulane Avenue, Room 4421
Monday – Friday 8-5
Weekends, evenings emergency only
Phone:  (504) 988-3613; fax (504) 988-3061

            After hours, please page the Blood Bank / Apheresis Pathologist on call through the hospital operator.


Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures:

            1.            Plasma exchange 
            2.            Photopheresis
            3.            Red Blood Cell Exchange
4.            White Blood Cell Depletion
5.            Platelet Depletion
6.            Therapeutic Phlebotomy
            7.            Hematopoietic Cell Collection, Apheresis
8.            Therapeutic Cell, T-Cell, Collection, Apheresis


Special Instructions:

            1.            Apheresis services by physician's order only.
2.            Requesting physician please consult Apheresis MD.


Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224