robertson d. davenport, md

Associate Professor,  Pathology
Medical Director, Blood Bank and Transfusion Service


Dr. Davenport received his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California in 1977, his M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, California in 1979, and MD degree from the University of Michigan in 1984. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Michigan in 1988. Subsequently, Dr. Davenport took fellowship training in Cytopathology, and in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, both at the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) and holds ABP Subspecialty Certification in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.

Dr. Davenport joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Department of Pathology when he was appointed a Lecturer in 1989, an Assistant Professor in 1990, and an Associate Professor in 1997. His principal clinical interests are in appropriate blood transfusion practice, therapeutic apheresis, and adverse effects of blood transfusion. His major research interests are in the role of cytokines in transfusion reactions, immunomodulation by blood transfusion, and transfusion transmitted diseases.