Michael D. Gautreaux, PhD
Dr. Gautreaux is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is currently the director of the HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center.
He graduated from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge in 1987 with a BS degree in Microbiology and went on to earn a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Louisiana State University Medical Center – Shreveport in 1994. Dr. Gautreaux was a post-doctoral fellow in the Histocompatibility and Immunodiagnostics laboratories at LSUMC from 1994 – 1998. Afterward, he became an assistant professor and the director of the HLA/Tissue Typing Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1998 to 2005.
Dr. Gautreaux earned a Certified Histocompatibility Technologist certification in 1997 as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics certification in 1998. He is accredited to direct laboratories for solid organ transplantation and bone marrow transplantation.
Dr. Gautreaux is an active member of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI). Dr. Gautreaux is a Co-Chair of the ASHI Accreditation Review Board which accredits HLA laboratories nationally and internationally. He has served 2 years as chair of the ASHI Bylaws committee and is a past-member of the International Affairs and Director’s Affairs committees. In 2009, Dr. Gautreaux served as a member of the national faculty for the ASHI Regional Education Workshops and lectured in the ASHI Inspector Education Workshops. In addition, he is a past member of the Board of Directors for Life Point of South Carolina, the OPO for that state and has served as the Region 11 representative to the UNOS/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s Histocompatibility Committee.
Dr. Gautreaux has a special interest in studying anti-HLA antibodies and their role in health and disease. He has spoken at several national and international symposia and has published in several peer-reviewed journals such as, Infection and Immunity, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Human Immunology. Dr. Gautreaux is also a member of the Planning Board of the Village of Clemmons, NC.