BioBridge Global Names New Associate Medical Director
BioBridge Global (BBG), has selected Dr. Samantha Gomez Ngamsuntikul to be associate medical director for its subsidiaries the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, QualTex Laboratories and GenCure. BioBridge Global CEO Linda Myers made the announcement today.
Gomez is a graduate of Texas Tech University, and her medical degree is from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She served her clinical residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and most recently was a transfusion medicine fellow at Stanford University Medical Center.
“The addition of Dr. Gomez illustrates the fact that this organization is expanding and that we need additional medical oversight,” Myers said. “Dr. Gomez’s specific knowledge about blood banking through her work at the Stanford Blood Center, including apheresis and inventory management, make her an ideal fit for our needs.”
As an associate medical director, Gomez’s primary responsibility will be the medical processes, procedures and regulatory compliance of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. While on call, Gomez will cover QualTex Laboratories, which provides blood and plasma testing services, and GenCure, which provides products and services for tissue procurement and processing, cellular therapy and umbilical cord blood. In addition, she’ll provide medical oversight of research endeavors, clinical consultation, counseling and medical support of clients. Gomez reports directly to BBG’s medical director, Dr. Rachel Beddard.
“As a native Texan, I’m thrilled to be back in my home state,” said Gomez, originally from Alpine. “BioBridge Global is a fantastic organization, and I am excited to be a part of an entity that’s making great strides in blood safety, cellular therapy and regenerative medicine.”
Gomez, a board certified clinical pathologist and recently board certified in blood banking/transfusion medicine, previously served as chief resident and laboratory instructor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. As a transfusion medicine fellow, she oversaw evaluation of complicated pediatric and adult patients. She also worked closely with other physicians to ensure patients received appropriate blood components. Gomez came on board with BioBridge Global on Oct. 6.