Christopher A. Tormey, MD


Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Pathology

Conditions & Treatments

Coagulation Research, Hematology, Laboratory Medicine, Transfusion Medicine


Christopher Tormey, MD, is a pathologist who specializes in diagnosing blood, or hematological, disorders. Some of the conditions he might diagnose include bleeding or clotting disorders, anemia, sickle cell disease, and also blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma. Dr. Tormey is medical director of the transfusion service at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven.

“I help make a diagnosis through lab tests and looking at samples under a microscope,” Dr. Tormey says. “Then I work with the patient to find the best solution for them.” He explains that this could be an apheresis treatment, in which a patient’s blood is filtered and replenished with a healthy supply, or it could involve a blood plasma transfusion. “It’s rewarding to provide a definitive answer and make a meaningful contribution to a patient’s therapy,” Dr. Tormey says.

At Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Tormey is an associate professor of laboratory medicine. In his research, he investigates the immune system and the presence of certain antibodies in the blood. 





Affiliated With

Yale Medicine


Education & Training


University of Chicago;New York Medical College


Yale New Haven Hospital


Yale University School of Medicine

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