Joseph Restivo, DO

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellow

Joseph Restivo, DO

Medical School:Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

I am honored and excited to train here in a world class facility with wonderful faculty who, from day one, are challenging and mentoring me to be a leader in the fields of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. The breadth and depth of the experience here are unparalleled.

Before beginning this fellowship, I served for 6 years as an Anatomical and Clinical Pathologist in the United States Air Force at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis AFB, NV (Las Vegas). My time there included roles as the Chief of Anatomic Pathology and as the laboratory’s Medical Director.

My experiences in the Air Force provided a unique perspective on the Department of Defense medical mission, and sparked a passion to develop strategies and technologies to reduce morbidity and mortality of battlefield injuries.

My initial interest in Transfusion Medicine was ignited during my residency rotations at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/ Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas where I completed combined AP/CP training and served as the Chief Resident.

Prior to that, I attended Medical School at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in my hometown of Kansas City, MO.

My other interests include spending time with my wife and daughter, riding our American Quarter Horses in reining and other western riding disciplines, and training for and competing in canine performance and conformation events with the versatile Rottweiler breed.