Janice G. McFarland, MD
Dr. Janice McFarland obtained her B.S. degree from the University of Oregon and her M.D. from the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She completed her internship and residency in medicine at Duke University and clinical and research fellowships in Hematology at the University of Washington, Seattle. She served as the Assistant Medical Director of The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and held numerous other positions at The Blood Center of Wisconsin, later Versiti Wisconsin, including Associate Medical Director, Senior Medical Director, VP Medical Affairs, and Medical Director of the Platelet & Neutrophil Immunology Lab. She also held clinical professorships in Pathology and Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and appointments at several local hospitals including, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran, Milwaukee County Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. McFarland’s interests were primarily in immune disorders of platelets and platelet immunology, and she had a strong national and international reputation for her work in fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). She also featured prominently in the platelet transfusion world serving as co-PI of the renowned “TRAP Trial” published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. McFarland has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous landmark clinical trials and multiple NIH sponsored studies and clinical investigations. She has published over 120 scientific manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters. After serving Versiti and the local medical community for over 32 years, Dr. McFarland retired in 2016.