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Akua A. Asante, M.D.

Akua A. Asante, M.D.


UR Medicine Labs , Pediatrics

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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About Me

Certified Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2015 - 2018

Residency, Pediatrics, OSF St. Francis Medical Center. 2013 - 2015

Internship, Pediatrics, OSF St. Francis Medical Center. 2012 - 2013


MD | American University of the Caribbean. 2011


Department of Pediatrics Dean's Fellowship. 2016 - 2018

American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Diversity Special Interest Group (DISG) travel award. 2016

Children's Hospital of Illinois Advocacy Group Award. 2014


Clinical Trials

Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of the Duration of Therapy for Thrombosis in Children

Lead Researcher: Akua Asante

The Kids-DOTT trial is a randomized controlled clinical trial whose primary objective is to evaluate non-inferiority of shortened-duration (6 weeks) versus conventional-duration (3 months) anticoagulation in children with first-episode ...


Journal Articles

Platelet Transfusions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Blumberg N, Asante AA, Nguyen PT, Heal JM

Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2024 May 1138 (5):921-924. Epub 04/15/2024.

In response: ABO nonidentical platelet transfusions and mortality.

Blumberg N, Nguyen PL, Asante A, Masel D, Henrichs K, Refaai M, Heal J, Love T

Transfusion.. 2024 May 64 (5):954-956. Epub 1900 01 01.

Platelet transfusions, mortality and ABO identicality in premature newborns.

Asante A, Nguyen P, Henrichs K, Masel D, Refaai M, Blumberg N

American journal of perinatology.. 2023 October 20 Epub 10/20/2023.

A commentary on the optimal red blood cell transfusion threshold in acute leukemia patients.

Asante A, Nguyen PL, Blumberg N

Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue.. 2023 September 4 Epub 09/04/2023.

Platelet-derived ?2M regulates monocyte inflammatory responses.

Hilt ZT, Pariser DN, Ture SK, Mohan A, Quijada P, Asante A, Cameron SJ, Sterling JA, Merkel AR, Johanson AL, Jenkins JL, Small EM, McGrath KE, Palis J, Elliott MR, Morrell CN

JCI insight.. 2019 March 74 (5)Epub 03/07/2019.