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Our Team

Erin Suydam, MD, is the medical director for the Allegheny Health Network Bloodless Medicine & Patient Blood Management program. The program benefits from the expertise of a large multi-disciplinary team, with leadership provided by Dr. Suydam and the physicians of the AGH Trauma Service.

Rita Schwab, CPMSM, is the program director for the Allegheny Health Network Bloodless Medicine & Patient Blood Management service.

Ms. Schwab oversees the day-to-day operations of the program and serves as an education resource for individuals who wish to learn more about transfusion options. She is also an instrumental part of a system-wide initiative to expand use of blood conservation principals for all patients.

Contact Bloodless Medicine & Patient Blood Management at (412) 359-8787, toll free at 1-877-284-2100, or via email at Rita.Schwab@ahn.org.