BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH NAME POSITION TITLE Morales-Borges Raul H Medical Director American Red Cross, Biomedical Services San Juan, PR Chief Medical Officer Ashford Institute of Hematology & Oncology San Juan, PR EDUCATION/TRAINING INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE MM/YY FIELD OF STUDY University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, PR MD 06/1990 Medicine Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI Residency 06/1993 Internal Medicine Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI Fellowship 06/1995 Medical Oncology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Special Rotation 06/1995 Hematology/OncologyPersonal Statement Raul Morales is Medical Director of the American Red Cross (ARC) in San Juan, P.R. since December2010 where he oversees donor and patient safety issues related to blood collection and transfusion. He servesas Director of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Director of the Hematopoietic Stem CellTransplantation and Cellular Therapy Program (HCT/P), and Immunohematology Reference laboratory (IRL) atthe ARC in PR since then. He is Chief Medical Officer of Ashford Institute of Hematology & Oncology since1995 with privileges as attending/consultant at the Medicine Department of the Ashford PresbyterianCommunity Hospital since then. He recently served as the Medical representative on the Board of Directors ofGurabo Community Health Care Center which administers three ambulatory community centers at Gurabo,San Lorenzo and Trujillo Alto. Dr Morales Borges has a broad experience of basic & clinical research as well as healthcare administrativeissues, palliative/supportive care, and education of medical students and physicians. He served as investigatorand collaborator at clinical trials in Stem Cell Cryopreservation and Dengue Follow-Up Study in Blood Donorswith ARC and in Hematology/Oncology/HIV studies in his private practice. He has particular interest in clinicalservices, therapeutic aphaeresis, immunohematology, and transfusion-transmitted diseases (infectiousdiseases, TRALI & iron overload) with ARC and hematologic diseases in pregnancy, anemia in the elderly,bleeding & clotting disorders, GI/GU/Breast Oncology in his private practice. He has knowledge about the 21CFR Part 1271, cGMP, GTP’s, FDA, AABB regulations about cellular therapy & blood transfusions.
Selected posters and abstracts (from 52 publications) 1. Santos G, Santos R, Suarez S, Jimenez R, Perez H, Morales R: Pulmonary Embolism in a Patient with Hepatitis C Receiving Therapy with Interferon-alpha. CHEST Meeting Abstracts, October 25th of 2004, 126: 954S-955S. 2. Chelladurai M, Morales-Borges RH, Nayak B, Pillai R, Terebelo H, Remer S, Narang S, Lobocki C, Williams F, Drelichman A: Adoptive Immunotherapy in Renal Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma: The Experimental Phase at Providence Hospital Part II. Providence Hospital Medical Bulletin, Fall/Winter 1996; 9(1):12-18. 3. Batah F, Morales R, Terebelo HR: Human T-Cell Lymphothropic Virus (HTLV-1) Related Lymphoma: Third report of Colonic Involvement. (Poster) American College of Physicians (ACP) 41st Annual Michigan Regional Meeting; September, 1995. 4. Singhi O, Morales R, Drelichman A: Report of two cases of Gastrointestinal Bleeding due to Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. (Poster). American College of Physicians, 17thAnnual Associates Meeting on May 16, 1995. 41st Annual Michigan Regional Meeting on September 1995. 5. Rivera A, Madhavan R, Shah A, Urbanes A, Sobilo M, Shah-Reddy I, Morales R: Protein S Deficiency, Bilateral Renal Vein and Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis Secondary to Membranous Nephropathy. (Poster) American College of Physicians - 40th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting; September 22-25, 1994. 6. Morales R, Terebelo H, Remer S: Successful Management of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura by Immunoadsorption of Plasma with Staphylococcal Protein A & Vincristine. (Poster & Oral Presentation). ACP - 16th Annual Michigan Associates Meeting on May 6, 1994 and 40th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting on September 22-25, 1994. 7. Morales R, Terebelo H, Malone J, Smietana S: Ovarian Carcinoma and Turner’s syndrome (45, X0): Case Report. (Poster). ACP - 16th Annual Michigan Associates Meeting on May 1994 and 40th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting on Sept. 1994. 8. Singhi O, Sharma M, Sharma L, Morales R, Illuminati L, Ho K, Terebelo HR: Successful Management of Disseminated Nocardiosis in Evan=s Syndrome. (Poster). ACP - 16th Annual Michigan Associates Meeting on May 1994 and 40th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting on September 1994. 9. Ali H, Morales R, Drelichman A, Liu H: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy and Polycythemia Vera. (Poster). ACP - 16th Annual Michigan Associates Meeting on May 1994 and 40th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting on September 1994. 10. Morales RH, Rao Sudhaker: Late onset Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism presenting With Severe Hypocalcemia and Atypical Symptoms. (Poster). ACP - 39th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting, Sept.30 - Oct.3, 1993. 11. Morales RH, Magno M, Shurafa M: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in a male with Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. (Poster). ACP - 38th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting, Oct. 1 - 4, 1992. 12. Morales RH, Orfanou P, Pascal A, Raman BKS: Renal Artery Stenosis associated with Procainamide- Induced Lupus Anticoagulant: Case Report. (Poster). ACP - 38th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting, Oct. 1 - 4, 1992. 13. Morales RH, Goldman J, Guy G, Talpos G, Honasoge M, Kulkarni S: Effective localization of Pancreatic Insulinoma using Trans-Hepatic Portal Venous Sampling (THPVS). (Poster). ACP - 38th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting, Oct. 1 - 4, 1992. 14. Orfanou P, Morales RH, Al-Khaled N, Rosman H, Doyle T: Pericardial Effusion with Evidence of Great Vessel Compression as the initial presentation of Mediastinal Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Case Report. (Poster). ACP - 38th Annual Michigan Regional Meeting, Oct. 1 - 4, 1992..