Dr. Raisa Balbuena-Merle is a clinician-educator appointed Assistant Professor (Department Laboratory Medicine) at Yale School of Medicine in July 2019. She obtained her medical school degree and completed her AP/CP Pathology training at the University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences Campus. She went to Yale University to train in both Hematopathology and Transfusion Medicine in 2016 and also obtained a Masters in Health Science at the prestigious institution. She offers clinical services in both Anatomic and Clinical pathology to the VA Healthcare, West Haven Campus. She participates in teaching/training Yale pathology residents in their CP rotation at VA, their didactic curriculum as well as hematopathology and transfusion medicine fellows. Dr. Balbuena-Merle also collaborates in different clinical research projects with the Laboratory Medicine faculty, particularly Blood Bank and Hematopathology.