Naomi L.C. Luban, M.D.

  • Vice Chair, Faculty Affairs
    • Special Fellowship, Transfusion Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering New York Blood Center, New York, NY, (1976)
    • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, (1974-1976)
    • Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Washington, DC, (1972-1974)
    • M.D., Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, (1968-1972)
  • Naomi Luban, M.D., is vice chair for Faculty Affairs at Children’s National Hospital. Her research interests are focused on clinical and translational investigations of transfusion safety and include studies of infectious and non-infectious complications of transfusion, including RBC and HLA alloimmunization, graft versus host disease, and evidence based transfusion practices. Recent studies include the molecular characterization of genes associated with alloimmunization and genetic modifiers of hemoglobin F expression.

    Dr. Luban has served NHLBI, FDA, and AABB in a number of roles including Special Emphasis Panels and review groups as the transfusion consultant for STOP I, II, SWiTCH and TWiTCH. She served on NHLBI Council from 2011-2014. As vice chair of Academic Affairs, she has established, directed, or co-directed training programs for junior and women faculty including K30, Pediatric Clinical Research, and Sickle Cell Scholar Programs and a T32. Dr. Luban is the program director of the KL2 and oversees other K awardees' career development awards. She is responsible for academic and research education programming, including the development of resident, fellow, junior, and master mentorship programs, grants training seminars, and career development initiatives. She reviews for the NHLBI’s Loan Repayment Program and serve on several K12 External Advisory Committees. Dr. Luban has mentored over 30 fellows and junior faculty, most of whom are now in academic positions in pediatric hematology.