As an advanced practice leader with over 36 years of experience, Christine Fernandez has worked with both pediatric and adult patients throughout her career. For the past 30 years, her primary focus has been in Apheresis Medicine. With a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from the University of Evansville, Indiana, she initially began working in the areas of oncology and cell therapy where she performed cellular therapy collections and therapeutic apheresis procedures for a variety of indications.
As a member of the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) for over 30 years and a past president (2008), she has served on many committees and received several society awards including the Lecturer Award in 2009, and she currently serves on the ASCP Qualification in Apheresis (QIA) Exam Committee on behalf of ASFA.
Christine has obtained a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of Phoenix, and is currently working on her doctorate. In 2017, she coauthored the Cellular Therapy Chapter of the 6th Edition of the Principles of Apheresis Technology.