Jenna Taite Reece, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Medical Director, Blood Bank, Chester County Hospital
Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory, HUP - Cedar Avenue

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
7 Founders Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine, Transfusion Medicine & Therapeutic Pathology


I am a transfusion medicine physician and clinical informaticist with a strong interest in, and experience with, the application of clinical informatics to clinical pathology.  My primary interest is improving communication between the laboratory and front-line clinical care. More than any other specialty, pathology makes its clinical impact based on how effectively we communicate with front line providers, and increasingly, that communication is through the electronic medical record. I am passionate about the use of technology as well as change management principles to ensure that the work that we do in pathology is ordered and interpreted effectively for patient care, and to engrain the use of data to drive operational decisions and needs
In practice, this translates into work in clinical lab operations, specifically lab harmonization, test utilization, results display, and clinical decision support, and requires active collaboration with other clinical departments.


BS (Community Health, Biology), Tufts University, 2010
MS (Narrative Medicine), Columbia University, 2016
MD (Medicine), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2017

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology, 2020
American Board of Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, 2021

Postgraduate Training

Resident in Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2017-20
Healthcare Leadership in Quality Residency Track, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2018-20
Chief Resident, Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2019-20
Fellow, Transfusion Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2020-21
Fellow, Clinical Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2021-23
Certificate, Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, 2023

Awards and Honors

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 2015-present
Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), 2017-present
Pathology Society of Philadelphia, 2017-present
College of American Pathologists (CAP), 2017-present
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2019-present
Association for Pathology Informatics (API), 2021-present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Inventory Management and Product Selection in Pediatric Blood Banking

Reece JT, Sesok-Pizzini D. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 41(1): 69-81, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2020.10.005. Epub 2020 Dec 24. PMID: 33494886.

Banff Criteria and the Use of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in the Treatment of Suspected/Confirmed Kidney Transplant Active Antibody Mediated Rejection: A Large Retrospective Study

Reece JT, Steiner BA, Bhoj V, Aqui N, Bloom RD, Trofe-Clark J. Journal of Clinical Apheresis 35(6): 2020.

Large Academic Center Experience with Treatment of Suspected/Confirmed Kidney Transplant Active Antibody Mediated Rejection

Reece JT, Steiner BA, Bhoj V, Aqui N, Bloom RD, Trofe-Clark J. 2020 American Transplant Congress, Virtual, 2020.

A Biomarker for Concussion: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Reece JT, Milone M, Wang P, Herman D, Petrov D, Shaw LM. J Appl Lab Med. 2020 Jan 1;5(1):170-182. doi: 10.1093/jalm.2019.031187. PMID: 32445345.