Henry Michael Rinder, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Hematology); Associate Director, Yale Pathology Residency Program; Director, Clinical Hematology Laboratory; Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs (Diagnostic)

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale

Internal Medicine: Hematology

Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Hematology | Hematology Laboratory

Office of Student Research

Yale Medical Group


My academic background is in hematology. After training in internal medicine and hematology, I went on to post-doctoral work in clinical pathology to bolster our clinical and research activities.

Our laboratory research focuses on cell-based diagnostics relevant to the basic biology of hemostasis and inflammation. We have evaluated the role of thrombin and complement in platelet dysfunction following extracorporeal circulation, studies of metabolic changes during platelet storage, hypercoagulability in drug abuse, and platelet function under the control of growth factors.

We also seek to understand platelet kinetics in a variety of disorders using the non-invasive peripheral blood assay for reticulated platelets.
Our collaborative focus on research includes murine disease models of platelet activation and kinetics; cell-based vascular risk associated with CPB; platelet physiology; and neutrophil markers for early recognition of sepsis.

These rewarding areas of investigation have seamlessly led to clinical investigation and educative endeavors, including becoming an author on the 4th and 5th editions of Hillman's Hematology in Clinical Practice (McGraw-Hill) and serving currently as the national chair of the ACLPS Education and ASCP RISE committees.

Education & Training

MD University of Vermont (1984)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident Maine Medical Center
Resident Maine Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Pathology (1994)

Honors & Recognition

  • 2011 HP Smith Distinguished Pathology EducatorAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology (2011)

  • President-ElectAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists (2013)

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Contact Info

Henry Michael Rinder, MD
Lab Location
Fitkin Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste Room 616

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
55 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Laboratory MedicinePO Box 208035
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8035