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Directors’ Training Review & Credentialing

The process of evaluating new directors or directors seeking to add areas of accreditation has been redefined by the Accreditation Review Board and the Directors Training Review and Credentialing Committee, in accordance with current laboratory Standards of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.

The Chair and Vice Chair Committee are listed below. Please contact them for any questions regarding Director Training Programs and portfolio reviews.


Eric Wagner, PhD, D(ABHI)
CHU deQuebec-Universite Laval
Immunology and Histocompatibility Laboratory
2705 Laurier Boulevard, Room R-00750
Quebec, QC, Canada G1V 4G2
Phone:  (418) 525-4444, ext. 48291
Fax:  (418) 525-4524
Email:  eric.wagner@chudequebec.ca



Paula Arnold, PhD, D(ABHI)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

HLA Laboratory, Department of Pathology

262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 250

Memphis, TN 38105

Phone: (901) 595-5826

Fax: (901) 595-5231

Email: paula.arnold@stjude.org 


Omar Moussa, PhD, D(ABHI)
Sandra Resto-Ruiz, PhD, HCLD
Barbara Masten, PhD, D(ABHI), MLS(ASCP)
Chantale Lacelle, PhD, D(ABHI)
Robert Liwski, MD, PhD, FRCPC (also ASHI Board liaison)
Julio Delgado, MD, MS, D(ABHI)
Susana Marino, MD, PhD, D(ABHI)
W. Tait Stevens, MD

Afzal Nikaein, PhD, HCLD

Eric Weimer, PhD, D(ABMLI, ABHI)

John Lunz, PhD, D(ABHI)

J. Ryan Pena, MD, PhD, D(ABHI)


DTRC Staff: Melissa Weeks: MWeeks@ahredchair.com; (651) 202-3637



The candidate must:

·         be an ASHI member
·         have experience as an approved Laboratory Director
·         not be a member of the ASHI Foundation
·         sign a confidentiality agreement and a conflict of interest disclosure statement



After January 1, 2013, all portfolios must be in electronic format (USB flash drives or CDs) and will be placed into one of the following 3 review cycles:



Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Portfolio Due

January 1

May 1

September 1

Review Phase

January 15 – March 1

May 15 – July 1

September 15 – November 1

Oral Interview Window

March 1 – April 1

July 1 – August 1

November 1 – December 1

ARB Meeting

April 1

August 1

December 1

Approval/Denial Letter Sent

April 15

August 15

December 15




DTRC Operations Manual, Policies & Guidelines for New Directors

Director Training Plan Template
Sample case file
Case file template
Case log template
Registration form
Letter of Recommendation Template


1. Register with the Accreditation Manager Clock Starts
2. DTRC review of initial documentation**
Week 1-2
3. Case profile development - Mentor communicates to DTRC
Week 3
4. DTRC approval letter to begin training
Last of training
5. Submission of case profiles End 23 month
6. Case Profile evaluation 24 month
7. Oral interview
24 mon +3 wk
8. DTRC decision letter
24 mon +3 wk


Register for ABHI or similar approved board examination **board certification is required BEFORE the portfolio cases are submitted. The timing of this step varies by when the board exams are offered.

As offered


New guidelines for the development and implementation of ASHI accredited Director Training Programs are available through the link below. These guidelines were approved by the ASHI Board in August 2011.

ASHI-DTRC Fellowship Program Guidelines and Checklist
ASHI-Approved Training Programs in Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics


Click here for more information

DTRC Ombudspersons:

Ronald Domen, MD, FACP, FCAP
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Histocompatibility Laboratory
500 University Drive, MC H160
Hershey, PA 17033
Business Phone: 717/531-5116
FAX Number: 717/531-3803
Email: rdomen@hmc.psu.edu

Yenhui Chang, MD, PhD, D(ABHI)
All Children's Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine
HLA Laboratory
501 6th St. South
OCC Building, Room 4187
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727/767-4230
Fax: 727/767-8367
Email: Elizabeth.Chang@allkids.org

Neal den Hollander, PhD, D(ABHI)
The Toronto Hospital
Regional Histocompatibility Laboratory
67 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, ON M5G 2M1 Canada
Phone: 416/340-4995
Fax: 416-340-3133
Email: neal.denhollander@uhn.ca

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