Walter J. Linz, MD, MBA

Baylor Scott & White Health

Medical Director, Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine, McLane Children's Hospital Lab, Progenitor Cell Laboratory

Pathology, Transfusion Medicine

Patient Care Emphasis
ABO Incompatibility, Apheresis Medicine, Blood Typing, Immune Hemolytic Anemia, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Transfusion Reaction - Hemolytic

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    September 19, 2005

  • Babcock School of Business - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, MBA, 2000
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, MD, 1991
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, BS, 1986

  • Specialty Training
  • Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Pathology Residency, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory

    Publications and Research
  • Chester Andrzejewski, Jr., Walter Linz, Jan Hofmann, Una O'Doherty, Richard S. Robinson, Gowthami M. Arepally and Patricia Golden: American society for apheresis white paper: Considerations for medical staff apheresis medicine physician credentialing and privileging: Journal of Clinical Apheresis, Volume 27 Issue 6, 2012 pages 330–335.
  • Linz W, Vishesh C, Crookston K, Vrielink H eds. Principles of Apheresis Technology. 5th ed. Vancouver BC: American Society for Apheresis; 2014. (ISBN 978-0-9936850-0-2)
  • Walter J. Linz, Robert Fader and Daniel Smith: Retrograde Transmission of Enterobactercloacae during blood transfusion confirmed by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis. Transfusion. May 2010; Vol 50, Issue 5 Page 968-969.

  • Awards and Honors
  • Harvard Macy Scholar, 2012
  • Outstanding Lecturer, CLS Program, 2011-2012
  • College of American Pathologists Foundation Young Leader Award, 2001
  • Medical Foundation Scholar, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, 1986-1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University, 1985

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists
  • Board Member, American Society for Apheresis

  • Languages Spoken


    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508