Sandip K. Sen Gupta
Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, FCAP, FASCP
Associate Professor and Dean

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University


1980 – 1980 BA (Hons) University of Cape Town, South Africa
1981 – 1983 B.Sc University of Cape Town, South Africa
1984 – 1984 B.Sc (Med) (Hons) University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa
1985 - 1990 PhD University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa
1993 - 1995 MFA Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
1998 - 1999 MPH Harvard School of Public Health
1996 - 2001 M.D Harvard Medical School &
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012 – 2013 MMHC Vanderbilt University- Owen Graduate School of Management
2015- 2015 Certificate in Education Research Maastricht University, Netherlands – School of Health Professions Education



Quentin Eichbaum is an MD, MPH, PhD postdoctoral graduate of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology  in Boston.  He completed his residency and several research and clinical fellowships at Childrens’ Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He also holds a Masters degree in health care management from Vanderbilt University. He is currently associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology as well as of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University. He is Program Director of the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he has  developed and directs a course in Fundamentals of Laboratory, Business and Human Resource Management. He directs the Vanderbilt Pathology Education Research Group, and the Pathology Program in Global Health. His research interests are in transfusion medicine, immunology, global health pathology and medical education.

Research Interest

  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Laboratory, Business And Human Resource Management
  • Pathology Education

Professional Activities:

2008 -2010 Associate Professor Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences
2008 - 2010 Associate Professor Medical Education and Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences  
2008 – 2010 College Master             Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences
2008 – 2010 Associate Investigator Center for Excellence in Infectious Diseases
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences
2008 - 2008 Research Associate University of Montreal, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
2004-2005 Assistant Director Transfusion Medicine Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital




      2010 - present

Associate Professor Medical Education and Administration
Associate Professor Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Director Transfusion Medicine
Director Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine Program
Director College ColloquiumBlock
Director Global Health Electives
Affiliate Faculty Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Affiliate Faculty Vanderbilt Center for Ethics and Society
Affiliate Faculty Center for Latin American Studies


Assistant Dean Program Development



  1. Hughes, E. J., Eichbaum, QG., and Beatty, D.W.  Human monoclonal antibodies: analysis of two antibodies derived from lymphocytes of a patient with acute rheumatic fever. Medical Laboratory Sciences 48:244, 1991.
  2. Benech, P.D., Sastry, K., Iyer, R.R., Eichbaum, Q.G., Raveh, D.P., and Ezekowitz, R.A.B.  Definition of interferon c response elements in a novel human Fc receptor gene (FcRIb) and characterization of the gene structure. J Exp Med 176:1115, 1992.
  3. Eichbaum, Q.G., Iyer, R.R., Raveh, D.P., Mathieu, C.E., Ezekowitz, R.A.B. A functional PU.1 site and an active transcription initiator restrict basal and interferon gamma inducible expression of the myeloid human FcgR1 gene. J.Exp. Med. 179: 1985, 1994.
  4. Eichbaum, Q.G., Clerc, P., Bruns, B., McKeon, F., Ezekowitz, R.A.B. Assignment of the Human macrophage mannose receptor gene (MRC1) to 10p-13 by in situ hybridization and PCR-based somatic cell hybrid mapping. Genomics, 22: 656, 1994.
  5. Harris, N., Peters, L.L., Eichler, E.M., Rits, M., Raspberry., D., Eichbaum, Q.G., Super, M., Ezekowitz, R.A.B. The exon-intron structure and chromosomal localization of the mouse macrophage mannose receptor gene Mrc1: identification of a ricin-like domain at the N-terminus of the receptor. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 198 (2): 682, 1994.
  6. Eichbaum, Q.G., Beatty, D.W., Parker, M.I.P. Identification of cardiac autoantigens in human heart cDNA libraries using acute rheumatic fever sera,  J. of Autoimmunity, 7: 243, 1994.
  7. Ezekowitz, R.A.B. and Eichbaum, Q.G. Chronic granulomatous disease: pathogenesis and  management. Clinical Immunotherapeutics, 3 (3): 184, 1995..
  8. Eichbaum, Q.G, Hughes, E.J, Epstein, J.E., Beatty, D.W. Rheumatic Fever: Autoantibodies against a variety of cardiac, nuclear and streptococcal antigens. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 54: 740, 1995.
  9. Epstein, J.E, Eichbaum, Q.G., Ezekowitz, R.A.B. The collectins in innate immunity, Current Opinions in Immunology, Invited Review (8:, 29-35, 1996)
  10. Epstein, J.E., Eichbaum, Q.G., Lipshultz, S.E. Cardiovascular Manifestations of HIV Infection. Comprehensive Therapy (22 (8), 485, 1996).
  11. Saha, P., Eichbaum, QG., Silberman, ED., Mayer, BJ., Dutta., A. p21CIP1  and Cdc25A, competition between an inhibitor and an activator of cyclin dependent kinases. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 17 (8), 4338, 1997.
  12. Eichbaum, Q.G., Heney, D., Raveh, D.P., Chung, M., Davidson, M., Epstein, JE., Ezekowitz, R.A.B. Murine macrophage mannose receptor promoter is regulated by transcription factors PU.1 and Sp1. Blood, 90 (10), 4135, 1997 .
  13. Koziel, H., Eichbaum, Q.G., Kruskal, B.A., Armstrong, M.Y.K., Richards, F.F., Rogers, R., Minty, A., Ferrara, D., Caput, D., Ezekowitz, R.A.B. Reduced phagocytosis of pneumocystis carinii and downregulation of mannose receptor in alveolar macrophages from individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1).  J. Clin. Invest, 102 (7), 1332, 1998.
  14. Eichbaum, QG. Physician brood on me/scan for my spirit: empathy in an age of technological medicine. Vision, VI,  45, 2000.
  15. Baird, AE, Dambrosia, J., Janket, SJ, Eichbaum, QG et al. Early prediction of stroke recovery using a simple three-tier algorithm,  Lancet, 357,  2095.  2000.
  16. Eichbaum. QG Teamwork in American Hospitals. Laegen [Danish Medical Journal], Sept 2001.
  17. Eichbaum, QG and Rubin, E. Tuberculosis: advances in laboratory diagnosis and drug susceptibility testing. American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 118 (Suppl 1), S3, 2002.
  18. Eichbaum, QG, Foran, S, Dzik, W. Is iron gluconate really safer than iron dextran?, Blood, 101(9):3756, 2003. 
  19. Sluss, P, Lewandrowski, E, Flood, J, Eichbaum QG, Lewandrowski, K. Establishment of a Central Laboratory Serum Tumor Marker Service on a consolidated Immunodiagnostic Platform: development of practice standards, service improvements and operations efficiency.  Clinical Leadership & Management Review, 18(1): 25-31, 2004
  20. Sakena, V, Hwang, CW, Eichbaum, QG, Ingber, D, Orgill, D, Vacuum Assisted Closure: Micro-Deformation of wounds and cell proliferation, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,  114 (5): 1086-1096, 2004
  21. Eichbaum, QG, Dzik, W, Chung, R, Szczepiorkowski, Z. Erythrocyte exchange transfusion as therapy for advanced Erythropoietic Protoporphyria.  Transfusion 45: 208-213, 2005.
  22. Hull, M and Eichbaum, QG. Efficacy of Rituximab and concurrent Plasma exchange in the treatment of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Clin Adv Hem Onc, 4 (2):1-5, 2005.
  23. Day, C, Kaufmann, DE,  Kiepiela, P, Brown, J, Moodley ES, Reddy, S, Mackey, E, Miller JD, Leslie, A, DePierres C, MnCube Z, Duraiswamy J, Zhu, B, Eichbaum, QG, Altfeld, M, Wherry, EJ, Coovadia, HM, Goulder, PJR, Klenerman, P, Ahmed, R, Freeman, G, Walker, BD.  PD-1 expression on HIV-specific T cells is associated with T-cell exhaustion and disease progression. Nature, 443 (2), 350-354, 2006.
  24. Eichbaum, QG. ‘Static and dynamic approaches to the ethical relationship between researchers and the community. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 17 (1), 98-113, 2008.
  25. Haining, NW, Ebert BL, Subramanian A, Wherry EJ, Eichbaum QG, Evans JW, Mak, R,  Rivoli S, Pretz J, Angelosanto J, Smutko JS, Walker BD, Kaech SM, Ahmed R, Nadler L, Golub TR. Identification of an evolutionarily conserved transcriptional signature of CD8 memory differentiation that is shared by T and B cells. Journal of Immunology, 181 (3), 1859-1868, 2008.
  26. Brumme, ZL, Brumme, CJ, Carlson, J,  Streeck, H, John, M, Eichbaum, QG, Block, BL1, Baker, B, Kadie, C2, Markowitz, M, Jessen, H6, Kelleher, AD, Rosenberg, E, Kaldor, E, Yuki, Y, Carrington, M, Allen, TM, Mallal, S, Altfeld, M,  Heckerman, D, Walker, BD. Marked epitope and allele-specific differences in rates of mutation in HIV-1 Gag, Pol and Nef CTL epitopes in acute/early HIV-1 infection. J. of Virol. 82(18), 9216-9227, 2008.
  27. Brainard DM, Seung E, AM, Frahm N, Carriapa A, Bailey CC, Hart W, Shin HS, Brooks SF, Knight, HL, Eichbaum QG,  Yang YG, Walker, BD, Sykes M, Walker, BD, Freeman GJ, Pillai S,  Westmoreland SV, Brander C, Luster AD, Tager AM.  Induction of robust cellular and humoral virus-specific adaptive immune responses in human immunodeficiency virus-infected humanized BLT mice.J. of Virology, 83 (14) 7305-7321, 2009.
  28. Eichbaum QG. Telemedicine and Ultrasound in OBGYN. Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3 (4), 2009.
  29. Eichbaum QG, et al. An Alternate Model for Medical Education: Longitudinal Medical Education within and Integrated Healthcare Organization - Vision of a Model for the Future? Permanente Journal, 14 (3), 44-49, 2010.
  30. Quigley M, Pereyra F, Nillson B, Porichis F, Fonseca C, Eichbaum QG, Julg B, Jesneck JL, Brosnahan K, Imam S, Russell K, Toth I, Piechocka-Trocha A, Dolfi D, Angelosanto J, Crawford A, Shin H, Kwon DS, Zupkosky J, Franciso L, Freeman G, Wherry J, Kasufmann DE,Walker BD, Ebert B, Haining WN. Transcriptional analysis of HIV-specific CD8+ T cells shows that PD-1 inhibits T cell function by upregulating BATF.Nature Medicine, 16 (10), 1147-1152, 2010.
  31. Crankshaw T, Corless IB, Giddy J, Nicholas PK, Eichbaum Q, Butler LM. Exploring the patterns of use and the feasibility of using cellular phones for clinic appointment reminders and adherence messages in an antiretroviral treatment clinic, Durban, South Africa.AIDS Patient Care STDS. 24(11), 729-34, 2010.
  32. Eichbaum Q. First night on call in emergency psychiatry.J Gen Intern Med. 25(12):1379-80, 2010.
  33. Eichbaum, QG. PD-1 Signaling in HIV and Chronic Viral Infection.  Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2011.
  34. Eichbaum, Nyarango, Bowa, Odonkor, Ferrao, Mashalla, Vainio, Vermund. Global Networks, alliances and Consortia in Global Health Education – the Case for South-to-South Partnerships.Journal of AIDS, 61 (3):263. 2012.
  35. Fleming, Cutrer, Moutsios, Heavrin, Pilla, Eichbaum, Rodgers. Building Learning Communities around Student-DefinedValues:Design and Implementation at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Academic Medicine, 88 (9):1246, 2013).
  36. Eichbaum,  Shah, Gonzales, Knox, Duits, Andrews, Reilly. Global health and Transfusion Medicine: Transfusion Medicine Education and Training in Developing Countries.Transfusion54 (7): 1895-1898, 2014.
  37. Eichbaum, Bowa, Pires, Vainio, Nyarango. Challenges and Opportunities for New Medical Schools in Africa: The Consortium of New Southern African Medical Schools (CONSAMS). Academic Medicine 89 (8):S108-109, 2014.
  38. Eichbaum.Thinking about Thinking and Emotion: The Metacognitive Approach to the Medical Humanities, and how metacognition integrates the humanities with the basic and clinical sciences. Permanente Journal. 18(4):64-75, 2014.
  39. Eichbaum1, K. Bowa, O. Vainio, P. Nyarango. Global networks, alliances, and consortia in global health education: CONSAMS and the case for South–South and North–South partnerships. Annals of Global Health.vol. 80, issue 3, May/June 2014.
  40. Eichbaum, Smid, Crookes, Naim, Mendrone, Marques, Marques. Apheresis around the World in Developing Countries. Journal of Clinical Apheresis, October, 2014).
  41. Eichbaum, Nyarango, Ferrao, Bowa, Vainio, Kumwenda. Challenges and Opportunities for New Medical Schools in Africa: the value of “networks, alliances and consortia” as exemplified by CONSAMS. The Lancet(Global Health), Dec;2(12), 2014.
  42. Merceron, Brock, Fischer. Eichbaum. A New Model For Surgical Aid: The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center In Guatamala City. Center for Latin American Studies, No. 15, 2014.
  43. Eichbaum. The problem with competencies in global health, Academic Medicine, vol 90 (4); April 2015.
  44. Eichbaum, Hoverman, Cherniak, Evert, Hall. Career Opportunities In Global Health:  A Snapshot Of The Current Employment Landscape. Journal of Global Health (April2015).
  45. Eichbaum et al. . New Medical Schools in Africa: developing curricula, postgraduate training programs and research capacitation.Annals of Global Health, V81(2), 2015.
  46. Mohamed El-Far1, Petronela Ancuta, Jean-Pierre Routy, Yuwei Zhang, Wendy Bakeman, et al..Nef promotes evasion of HIV-1 infected cells from the 1 CTLA-4-mediated inhibition of T cell activation. J Gen Virology, 96:1463-1477, 2015
  47. Pasrich T and Eichbaum Q. A Doctor of My Own: A documentary film on medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Annals of Global Health, April 2015. 
  48. Eichbaum – In response to: A Closer Look at the “Problem with Competencies in Global Health Education.”Academic Medicine– Vol. 90, No. 4 / April 2015
  49. Merceron, Figueroa, Eichbaum. A New Model for Global Surgical Aid: The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatamala City. World J of Surg.(SpringerPlus) 4.1 (2015): 1-7.
  50. Eichbaum – Acquired and Participatory Competencies in Global Health Education: definition and assessment (Academic Medicine – accepted, in press).
  51. Zubair, Torp, Eichbaum. How we provide blood transfusion support in two large liver transplant programs.  (Transfusion – accepted, in press)
  52. Eichbaum, Murphy, Hajjar, Kajja, Liu, Sibinga,  Shan. Blood Management strategies: the international perspective.  (Transfusion Medicine Reviews)- provisional acceptance)
  53. Brown, Mackey, Bergman, Novotny, Eichbaum. Mapping foreign affairs and global health core competency models – advancing science, practice and tradecraft in global health diplomacy. (Submitted)
  54. Lawicki, Coberly, Lee, Eichbaum.  JK3 alloantibodY Case Series - Clinical profiles and propensity for HDFN.  (Ready for submission to AJCP).
  55. Montgomery, Johnson, Eichbaum.  Revisiting the Efficacy of Red Cell Elution Studies in the Direct Antibody Test (DAT).  (Ready for submission to AJCP).
  56. Eichbaum, Woods, Butler, Karp. Blood Utilization and Transfusion Predictors in Liver Transplantation (Data analyses completed; in preparation).
  57. Eichbaum, Woods, Geevarghese,  Karp. Quality Improvement Transfusion Practice in a Liver  Transfusion Program. (Data collected; still need costing data– in preparation).
  58. Adkins, Johnson, Eichbaum. Allergic Transfusion reactions – associated components and symptoms: 2 years retrospective. (Data collected – in preparation)
  59. Craig-Owens, Eichbaum, Bream.  Efficiency of double and single lumen ports in red cells exchange for sickle cell disease. (Data lection almost complete


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