I want to own my own daycare for kids with special needs.

Daniel Ambruso, MD


Cancer and Blood Disorders

Related Departments

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders


Academic - Professor
Other - Associate Medical Director, Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center
Other - Director, Research Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center

Biography & Interests

Clinical Interests

I am interested in Qualitative and Quantitative Disorders of Neutrophils, Allo and Autoimmune Disorders of Red Cells and Platelets, General Hematology and Transfusion Medicine. Additionally, I have focused on the establishment of a Cord Blood Bank and the Bonfils Cord Blood Services at Bonfils Blood Center, which provides Stem Cells for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Research Interests

I am interested in Neutrophil Function in the Following Clinical Groups: Thermal Injury and Trauma Patients; Newborn Patients; Patients with Absence of Specific Granules; Patients with Glycogenosis lb; and Patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. I, also, focus on Chronic Transfusion Therapy and Iron Overload in Patients with Chronic Anemia. Additionally, I am interested in Antibody-Mediated Disorders of Platelets and Neutrophils, as well as the Generation of Lysophosphatidylcholines in Stored Blood Components and their relationship to the Pathophysiology of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI).

Education & Training

Medical Schools

University of Rochester Medical School  - Medicine (1973)


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center  - Pediatric Hematology (1979)


American Pediatric Society - Member
Denver and Colorado Medical Societies - Member
American Society of Hematology - Member
AABB, formerly American Association of Blood Banks - Member
Society for Pediatric Research - Member
Western Society for Pediatric Research - Member

Research & Grants

Website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term="Ambruso DR"[Author]

Primary Location

13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora CO, 80045-7106

(720) 777-6740

(720) 777-7227


Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus