Originally from Boston MA, Allison Wheeler received her medical training at the University of Massachusetts. She subsequently completed her Pediatric hematology / oncology and blood banking / transfusion medicine fellow training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has worked at faculty in pediatrics and pathology at Vanderbilt since the completion of her training in 2014, which represented a surprising and seemingly permanent move to Tennessee. Allison splits her clinical time between pediatric patients with hemostatic and thrombotic disorders, and aids in management of both the transfusion medicine and coagulation services. She is also the director of research for benign hematology with a robust collaborative research portfolio and a personal research interest in women with heavy menstrual bleeding. She has recently been involved with research focused on the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19, as well as work in vaccine safety due to hematologic concerns associated with the COVID-19 vaccines. Allison spends as much time outside as she can when she isn’t at work, she loves running and hiking, and her family – husband Scott and 3 kids (Finn (18), Darby (15) and Nat (3).