Dobri D. Kiprov, M.D. is the Medical Director of Apheresis Care Group and Chief of the Division of Immunotherapy at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California. He has worked in the field of therapeutic apheresis for more than 25 years and has published extensively on this subject. He has pioneered numerous applications for therapeutic apheresis including the first to treat patients with an immunoadsorption column in the USA which led to its FDA approval. Dr. Kiprov served two terms on the American Society For Apheresis Board of Directors and created the first ASFA educational video program. He is also the first physician to take and pass the ASCP sanctioned Hemapheresis Practitioner Exam (HP, ASCP). Dr. Kiprov is the recipient of the ASFA Presidential Award for his pioneering work and numerous contributions to the field of apheresis and the Society. He has also received the ASFA Lecturer Award and The Francis Morrison Memorial Award.