Paula J. Santrach, M.D.

  1. Pathologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  • 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

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Diamond Quality Fellow AwardMayo Clinic Quality Academy
  2. 2018
    Outstanding Contributions to Management Sciences and Patient SafetyAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  3. 2017
    Founder's AwardAmerican College of Medical Quality
  4. 2013
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  5. 2011
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  6. 2009
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  7. 2007
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  8. 2006
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  9. 2005
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  10. 2004
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  11. 1999
    Outstanding Speaker AwardAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  12. 1984
    Janet M Glasgow Memorial Award for WomenAwarding Organization
  13. 1983
    Alpha Omega AlphaAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  14. 1982
    ScholarshipAlpha Epsilon Iota Foundation
  15. 1977
    Cum LaudeCarleton College

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Task Force MemberAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberPractice Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  3. 2018 - present
    Board of DirectorsNortheast Medical Group, Yale New Haven Health
  4. 2017
    Invited ParticipantNational Academy of Medicine
  5. 2016 - present
    Board of DirectorsRegional Health
  6. 2016 - 2019
    Committee ChairAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  7. 2015 - 2019
    Committee MemberProcess Improvement - Comparative Data Operations Committee, University HealthSystem Consortium
  8. 2015
    Task Force MemberGoverance Review Advisory Task Force, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  9. 2015 - present
    External MemberQuality Committee of the Board of Directors, Ascension Health
  10. 2014 - 2020
    ChairBoard of Directors, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  11. 2014 - 2019
    MemberFinance & Audit Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  12. 2014 - 2019
    ChairBylaws Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  13. 2013 - 2019
    Committee MemberQ & A Study Steering Committee, University HealthSystem Consortium
  14. 2013 - 2015
    ChairPatient Safety Committee, Minnesota Hospital Association
  15. 2012 - 2019
    ChairQuality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  16. 2012 - 2015
    Sit With MemberManagement Team - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  17. 2012 - 2013
    ChairClinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  18. 2012 - 2013
    Vice ChairBoard of Directors, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  19. 2012 - present
    MemberStrategy Committee, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  20. 2011 - 2013
    Executive Committee MemberMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
  21. 2011 - 2012
    MemberMayo Clinic Simulation Oversight Committee, Mayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  22. 2011
    Meeting ParticipantGlobal Leadership Summit, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  23. 2011
    MemberExecutive Vice President Search Committee, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  24. 2011
    MemberBoard of Directors, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
  25. 2010 - 2019
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2010 - 2019
    MemberHospital Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2010 - 2012
    MemberClinical Decision Support Work Group, Practice Convergence Council, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  28. 2010 - 2012
    ChairIndwelling Device Task Force, Hospital Practice Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  29. 2010
    MemberAnnual Meeting Task Force, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  30. 2010 - present
    Advisory Group MemberMSCPD Maintenance of Certification
  31. 2009 - 2015
    MemberPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  32. 2009 - 2011
    MemberClinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  33. 2009
    MemberCAP 15189 Accreditation Committee, College of American Pathologists
  34. 2008 - 2010
    Vice Chair2010 Annual Meeting Organizing Committee, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  35. 2008 - 2012
    ChairProgram Coordinating Commission, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  36. 2008 - 2012
    Board MemberAmerican Association for Clinical Chemistry
  37. 2008 - 2012
    MemberPatient Safety Committee, Minnesota Hospital Association
  38. 2008 - 2010
    ChairHigh Availability and Disaster Recovery Task Force, Mayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  39. 2008 - present
    Vice ChairBoard of Directors, Mayo Medical Transportation
  40. 2008 - present
    MemberInfrastructure Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  41. 2008 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Infrastructure Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Information Technology Committee
  42. 2007 - 2019
    ChairClinical Practice Quality Oversight Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  43. 2007 - 2019
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  44. 2007 - 2012
    MemberQuality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  45. 2007 - 2011
    MemberMayo Clinic Information Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  46. 2007 - 2009
    Vice ChairClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  47. 2007 - 2009
    ChairCritical Tests, Critical Results, and Semi-Urgent Results Steering Committee, Quality of Care Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  48. 2007 - 2009
    MemberExecutive Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  49. 2007 - 2009
    MemberSocrates Project Steering Committee, Critical Tests, Critical Results, and Semi-Urgent Results Steering Committee, Quality of Care Subcommittee
  50. 2007 - 2009
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, Radiometer America
  51. 2007 - 2008
    MemberWorkgroup on Clinical Data Mart Coordination, Information Management Technology Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  52. 2007 - 2008
    Member2008 International Symposium Planning Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  53. 2007
    Vice ChairProgram Coordinating Commission, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  54. 2007
    MemberPublications Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  55. 2006
    ChairQuality Oversight Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  56. 2006
    MemberMarketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  57. 2006
    MemberAP/CP Resident Selection Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  58. 2005 - 2008
    MemberBoard of Directors, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
  59. 2005 - 2006
    MemberCoordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  60. 2004 - 2011
    AdvisorArea Committee on Point of Care Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  61. 2004 - 2006
    MemberOrders Cycle Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  62. 2004 - 2006
    MemberProgram Coordinating Commission, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  63. 2004 - 2006
    Member2006 International Symposium Planning Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  64. 2004 - 2005
    MemberPublications Review Task Force, American Association of Blood Banks
  65. 2003 - 2004
    MemberCommunications Task Force, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  66. 2003
    Past ChairCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  67. 2002 - 2008
    MemberContinuing Education Officer, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  68. 2002 - 2006
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  69. 2002 - 2003
    ChairClinical Digital Imaging Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  70. 2002 - 2003
    MemberOutpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  71. 2002
    ChairCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  72. 2001 - 2018
    FellowNational Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
  73. 2001 - 2005
    LiaisonPerioperative Autologus Collection and Administration Program Unit, Accreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  74. 2001 - 2003
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association of Blood Banks
  75. 2001 - 2002
    ChairDigital Imaging Oversight Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  76. 2001
    Chair-ElectCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  77. 2001
    Voting MemberArea Committee on Evaluation Protocols, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  78. 2001
    MemberMerger Task Force, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  79. 2001
    MemberDistance Education Task Force, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  80. 2000 - 2006
    ChairInformation Technology Steering Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  81. 2000 - 2001
    Core Provider MemberConnectivity Industry Consortium, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  82. 2000
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  83. 2000
    TreasurerCritical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  84. 1999 - 2007
    MemberBoard of Directors, Mayo Medical Transportation
  85. 1999 - 2006
    MemberPoint of Care Testing Committee, College of American Pathologists
  86. 1999 - 2005
    ChairPerioperative Autologus Collection and Transfusion Program Unit, Standards Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  87. 1999 - 2005
    MemberStandards Program Committee, Standards Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  88. 1999 - 2003
    MemberCircular of Information Task Force, American Association of Blood Banks
  89. 1999 - 2002
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Medical Laboratory Science Program, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  90. 1999 - 2000
    ChairDigital Radiology Practice Work Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  91. 1999
    MemberInformation Strategy Council, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  92. 1999
    MemberEmergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) Work Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  93. 1999
    MemberCommunity-Based Practice Site Work Group, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  94. 1999
    Past PresidentMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  95. 1998 - 2004
    Voting MemberSubcommittee on Point-of-Care Hemostasis/Coagulation Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  96. 1998 - 2004
    Minnesota/Wisconsin Region Area ChairAccreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  97. 1998 - 2003
    MemberExecutive Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  98. 1998 - 2003
    MemberProgram Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  99. 1998 - 2003
    MemberIndustrial Liaison Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  100. 1998 - 2000
    MemberClinical Workstation Oversight Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  101. 1998 - 2000
    MemberInformation Technology Application Prioritization Review Subcommittee, Information Technology Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  102. 1998 - 1999
    MemberNominating Committee, Electrolyte/Blood Gas Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  103. 1998
    PresidentMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  104. 1997 - 2002
    ChairPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  105. 1997 - 2000
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  106. 1997 - 2000
    MemberAM Collections Continuous Improvement Team, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  107. 1997 - 2000
    MemberMedical Transportation Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  108. 1997 - 1999
    MemberOperational Planning Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  109. 1997
    President-ElectMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  110. 1997
    MemberOrganizing Committee, Critical and Point of Care Testing Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  111. 1996 - 2004
    Vice ChairSubcommittee on Unit Use Testing, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
  112. 1996 - 2002
    MemberOperations Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  113. 1996 - 2000
    MemberDonor Center Program Unit, Accreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  114. 1996 - 1997
    Program ChairAnnual Meeting, Minnesota Association of Blood Banks
  115. 1996
    Vice ChairPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  116. 1996
    Vice PresidentMinnesota Association of Blood Banks
  117. 1995 - 1999
    MemberERIS User Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  118. 1995 - 1997
    MemberDiagnostic Laboratory Management Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  119. 1995
    MemberMayo Clinic Transfusion Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  120. 1994 - 1996
    Team LeaderVascular Access Continuous Improvement Team, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  121. 1994 - 1996
    MemberEquipment Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  122. 1994 - 1996
    MemberTechnical and Scientific Workshop Committee, American Association of Blood Banks
  123. 1994 - 1995
    MemberPriorities of Laboratory Testing Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  124. 1993 - 1994
    MemberResearch and Development Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  125. 1992
    MemberPractice Committee, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  126. 1991
    Program Co-chairQuad State Blood Banks Annual Meeting, Minnesota Association of Blood Banks
  127. 1991
    MemberNominating Committee, Minnesota Association of Blood Banks
  128. 1990 - 2013
    AssessorAccreditation Program, American Association of Blood Banks
  129.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  130.  
    MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology
  131.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  132.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association

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