Dr. Rinder was born in Columbus, GA and raised in Baltimore, MD. He received a BS degree from Yale and MD from UVM, where he also completed a post-sophomore pathology fellowship under John Craighead, Jack Clemmons, and Wash Winn. Harv trained in internal medicine and was chief medical resident at Maine Medical Center with Bob Hillman and Ken Ault, then returned to Yale School of Medicine for training in hematology and clinical pathology under the tutelage of Bernie Forget, Ed Benz, Brian Smith, and Peter Jatlow, coming on staff at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1992. Dr. Rinder is active in research on molecular mechanisms of inflammation, platelets, and hemostasis; he consults in hematology, teaches residents and fellows in pathology and hematology, and directs the hematology laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Harv is an active collaborator on multiple clinical and translational research, as well as industry/pharma, projects. Dr. Rinder is a volunteer for the ASCP, serving on committees tasked with education and professional development, and currently is President of the ASCP, serving the pathology and laboratory professional workforce.