Paula J. Santrach, M.D.

  1. Pathologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Coronary bypass surgery
  • Hemostatic abnormalities and transfusion therapy in cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Perioperative blood salvage
  • Blood utilization practices
  • Autologous blood practices
  1. 1990
    Fellow - Blood Bank and Transfusion Service - Year 1 / Histocompatibility - Year 2Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1988
    Co-Chief Resident - PathologyNorth Carolina Memorial Hospital
  3. 1987
    Resident - Anatomic & Clinical PathologyNorth Carolina Memorial Hospital
  4. 1984
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 1979
    Other - Protein Chemistry, BiostatisticsUniversity of Minnesota
  6. 1977
    Other - Russian StudiesSt. Cloud State University
  7. 1977
    BA - BiologyCarleton College

Certifications

  1. 1991
    Blood Banking/Transfusion MedicineAmerican Board of Pathology
  2. 1988
    Anatomic & Clinical PathologyAmerican Board of Pathology

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  2. 2011
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  3. 2009
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  4. 2007
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  5. 2006
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  6. 2005
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  7. 2004
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  8. 1999
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  9. 1984
    Janet M Glasgow Memorial Award for WomenAwarding Organization
  10. 1983
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  11. 1982
    ScholarshipAlpha Epsilon Iota Foundation
  12. 1977
    Cum LaudeCarleton College
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    Board of DirectorsRegional Health
  2. 2015 - present
    External MemberQuality Committee of the Board of Directors, Ascension Health
  3. 2015 - present
    Committee MemberProcess Improvement - Comparative Data Operations Committee, University HealthSystem Consortium
  4. 2015 - present
    Task Force MemberGoverance Review Advisory Task Force, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  5. 2014
    MemberFinance & Audit Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  6. 2014
    ChairBylaws Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  7. 2014 - present
    ChairBoard of Directors, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  8. 2013 - 2015
    ChairPatient Safety Committee, Minnesota Hospital Association
  9. 2013 - present
    Committee MemberQ & A Study Steering Committee, University HealthSystem Consortium
  10. 2012 - 2013
    ChairClinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  11. 2012 - 2013
    Vice ChairBoard of Directors, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  12. 2012 - present
    ChairQuality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  13. 2012 - present
    Sit With MemberManagement Team - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberStrategy Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  15. 2011 - 2013
    Executive Committee MemberMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  16. 2011 - 2012
    MemberMayo Clinic Simulation Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  17. 2011
    Meeting ParticipantGlobal Leadership Summit, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  18. 2011
    MemberExecutive Vice President Search Committee, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  19. 2011
    MemberBoard of Directors, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  20. 2010 - 2012
    MemberClinical Decision Support Work Group, Practice Convergence Council, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  21. 2010 - 2012
    ChairIndwelling Device Task Force, Hospital Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  22. 2010
    MemberAnnual Meeting Task Force, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  23. 2010 - present
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  24. 2010 - present
    MemberHospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  25. 2010 - present
    Advisory Group MemberMSCPD Maintenance of Certification
  26. 2009 - 2011
    MemberClinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  27. 2009
    MemberCAP 15189 Accreditation Committee, College of American Pathologists
  28. 2009 - present
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  29. 2008 - 2012
    ChairProgram Coordinating Commission, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  30. 2008 - 2012
    Board MemberAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  31. 2008 - 2012
    MemberPatient Safety Committee, Minnesota Hospital Association
  32. 2008 - 2010
    ChairHigh Availability and Disaster Recovery Task Force, Mayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  33. 2008 - 2010
    Vice Chair2010 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  34. 2008 - present
    Vice ChairBoard of Directors, Mayo Medical Transportation
  35. 2008 - present
    MemberInfrastructure Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  36. 2008 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Infrastructure Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Information Technology Committee
  37. 2007 - 2012
    MemberQuality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  38. 2007 - 2011
    MemberMayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  39. 2007 - 2009
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  40. 2007 - 2009
    ChairCritical Tests, Critical Results, and Semi-Urgent Results Steering Committee, Quality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  41. 2007 - 2009
    MemberExecutive Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  42. 2007 - 2009
    MemberSocrates Project Steering Committee, Critical Tests, Critical Results, and Semi-Urgent Results Steering Committee, Quality of Care Subcommittee
  43. 2007 - 2009
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, Radiometer America
  44. 2007 - 2008
    MemberWorkgroup on Clinical Data Mart Coordination, Information Management Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  45. 2007 - 2008
    Member2008 International Symposium Planning Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  46. 2007
    Vice ChairProgram Coordinating Commission, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  47. 2007
    MemberPublications Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  48. 2007 - present
    ChairClinical Practice Quality Oversight Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  49. 2007 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  50. 2006
    ChairQuality Oversight Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  51. 2006
    MemberMarketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  52. 2006
    MemberAP/CP Resident Selection Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  53. 2005 - 2008
    MemberBoard of Directors, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
  54. 2005 - 2006
    MemberCoordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  55. 2004 - 2011
    AdvisorArea Committee on Point of Care Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  56. 2004 - 2006
    MemberOrders Cycle Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  57. 2004 - 2006
    MemberProgram Coordinating Commission, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  58. 2004 - 2006
    Member2006 International Symposium Planning Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  59. 2004 - 2005
    MemberPublications Review Task Force, American Association of Blood Banks
  60. 2003 - 2004
    MemberCommunications Task Force, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  61. 2003
    Past ChairCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  62. 2002 - 2008
    MemberContinuing Education Officer, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  63. 2002 - 2006
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  64. 2002 - 2003
    ChairClinical Digital Imaging Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  65. 2002 - 2003
    MemberOutpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  66. 2002
    ChairCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  67. 2001 - 2005
    LiaisonPerioperative Autologus Collection and Administration Program Unit, Accreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  68. 2001 - 2003
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association of Blood Banks
  69. 2001 - 2002
    ChairDigital Imaging Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  70. 2001
    Chair-ElectCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  71. 2001
    Voting MemberArea Committee on Evaluation Protocols, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  72. 2001
    MemberMerger Task Force, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  73. 2001
    MemberDistance Education Task Force, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  74. 2001 - present
    FellowNational Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
  75. 2000 - 2006
    ChairInformation Technology Steering Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  76. 2000 - 2001
    Core Provider MemberConnectivity Industry Consortium, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  77. 2000
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  78. 2000
    TreasurerCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  79. 1999 - 2007
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mayo Medical Transportation
  80. 1999 - 2006
    MemberPoint of Care Testing Committee, College of American Pathologists
  81. 1999 - 2005
    ChairPerioperative Autologus Collection and Transfusion Program Unit, Standards Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  82. 1999 - 2005
    MemberStandards Program Committee, Standards Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  83. 1999 - 2003
    MemberCircular of Information Task Force, American Association of Blood Banks
  84. 1999 - 2002
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Medical Laboratory Science Program, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  85. 1999 - 2000
    ChairDigital Radiology Practice Work Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  86. 1999
    MemberInformation Strategy Council, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  87. 1999
    MemberEmergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) Work Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  88. 1999
    MemberCommunity-Based Practice Site Work Group, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  89. 1999
    Past PresidentMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  90. 1998 - 2004
    Voting MemberSubcommittee on Point-of-Care Hemostasis/Coagulation Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  91. 1998 - 2004
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Region Area ChairAccreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  92. 1998 - 2003
    MemberExecutive Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  93. 1998 - 2003
    MemberProgram Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  94. 1998 - 2003
    MemberIndustrial Liaison Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  95. 1998 - 2000
    MemberClinical Workstation Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  96. 1998 - 2000
    MemberInformation Technology Application Prioritization Review Subcommittee, Information Technology Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  97. 1998 - 1999
    MemberNominating Committee, Electrolyte/Blood Gas Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  98. 1998
    PresidentMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  99. 1997 - 2002
    ChairPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  100. 1997 - 2000
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  101. 1997 - 2000
    MemberAM Collections Continuous Improvement Team, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  102. 1997 - 2000
    MemberMedical Transportation Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  103. 1997 - 1999
    MemberOperational Planning Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  104. 1997
    President-ElectMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  105. 1997
    MemberOrganizing Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  106. 1996 - 2004
    Vice ChairSubcommittee on Unit Use Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  107. 1996 - 2002
    MemberOperations Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  108. 1996 - 2000
    MemberDonor Center Program Unit, Accreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  109. 1996 - 1997
    Program ChairAnnual Meeting, Minnesota Association of Blood Banks
  110. 1996
    Vice ChairPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  111. 1996
    Vice PresidentMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  112. 1995 - 1999
    MemberERIS User Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  113. 1995 - 1997
    MemberDiagnostic Laboratory Management Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  114. 1995
    MemberMayo Clinic Transfusion Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  115. 1994 - 1996
    Team LeaderVascular Access Continuous Improvement Team, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  116. 1994 - 1996
    MemberEquipment Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  117. 1994 - 1996
    MemberTechnical and Scientific Workshop Committee, American Association of Blood Banks
  118. 1994 - 1995
    MemberPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  119. 1993 - 1994
    MemberResearch and Development Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  120. 1992
    MemberPractice Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  121. 1991
    Program Co-chairQuad State Blood Banks Annual Meeting, Minnesota Association of Blood Banks
  122. 1991
    MemberNominating Committee, Minnesota Association of Blood Banks
  123. 1990 - 2013
    AssessorAccreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  124.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  125.  
    MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology
  126.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  127.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  128.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
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Publications

Research activities

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