Department of Pathology
Geoffrey Wool’s research interests include acquired coagulation factor inhibitors, improvements in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome, the influence of high-density lipoproteins and the immune system on atherosclerosis, and platelet immunology. His work has focused on the use of thromboelastometry to manage critical care anticoagulation, predict bleeding, and tailor transfusion management. Other clinical interests include transfusion medicine and patient blood management, coagulation and hemostasis, flow cytometry, hematopathology, hemoglobinopathies, platelet refractoriness, red cell alloimmunization, and therapeutic apheresis.
His findings have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, the Journal of Lipid Research, and the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
Wool earned his MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he received the John Van Prohaska Award in recognition of outstanding potential in teaching, research, and clinical medicine. He also holds a PhD in pathology from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency in clinical pathology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), as well as clinical fellowships in hematopathology at UCSF and in transfusion medicine at the University of Chicago. In addition to his current faculty appointment, Wool is serving as the assistant director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Blood Bank and the associate director of the Coagulation Laboratory.