Kelley Hitchman

University of Texas, San Antonio

Dr. Kelley Hitchman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and is the Section Chief, Director and Clinical Consulting Scientist of the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics laboratory at University Hospital in San Antonio.

Dr. Hitchman completed her PhD in Immunobiology at Iowa State University and fulfilled an NIH Training Grant funded post-doctoral fellowship in Hematology, Oncology and Immunology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL. Northwestern University in Chicago, IL provided Dr. Hitchman with fellowship training in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.

Dr. Hitchman has previously served on the UNOS/OPTN MPSC, the Texas Transplant Society Program Planning Committee and actively serves on multiple American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics committees. Dr. Hitchman’s research interests include non-HLA antibody contributions to solid organ transplant outcomes, assay optimization, pediatric solid organ transplant outcomes and staffing retention in high complexity testing and on-call environments. Dr. Hitchman co-hosts the ASHI Podcast, Coffee & Compatibility, with Dr. Eric Weimer.

Dr. Hitchman altruistically donated a kidney in 2021 and is passionate about living donation and paired donation initiatives.