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Scott A. Kirkley, M.D.

Pathology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3189

Fax: (585) 273-3002

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Biography

Dr. Kirkley is Associate Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service and Director of the URMC Pathology Residency Training Program. His primary clinical interests include setting up transfusion protocols and helping coordinate laboratory services in support of the organ transplantation programs at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Research

The suppressive effects of allogeneic (homologous) blood transfusion on the immune system have been recognized for more than twenty years. Along with Dr. Neil Blumberg and others, Dr. Kirkley has been comparing the effects of allogeneic, autologous, and leukoreduced transfusions on immune function.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology
  • Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine - American Board of Pathology
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1977
BS | Syracuse University
Biochemistry

1981
MD | SUNY-Upstate Med Ctr
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1988 - 12/31/1989
Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Hoxworth Blood Center

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Deaconess Hospital

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Deaconess Hospital

07/01/1988 - 12/31/1989
Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Hoxworth Blood Center

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Awards

1977
Phi Kappa Phi

1976
Phi Beta Kappa

Publications

Journal Articles

1/2017
Greener D, Henrichs KF, Liesveld JL, Heal JM, Aquina CT, Phillips GL, Kirkley SA, Milner LA, Refaai MA, Mendler JH, Szydlowski J, Masel D, Schmidt A, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Blumberg N. "Improved outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia patients treated with washed transfusions." American journal of hematology.. 2017 Jan 0; 92(1):E8-E9.

3/2012
Henrichs KF, Howk N, Masel DS, Thayer M, Refaai MA, Kirkley SA, Heal JM, Blumberg N. "Providing ABO-identical platelets and cryoprecipitate to (almost) all patients: approach, logistics, and associated decreases in transfusion reaction and red blood cell alloimmunization incidence." Transfusion.. 2012 Mar 0; 52(3):635-40. Epub 2011 Sep 02.

12/2010
Blumberg N, Heal JM, Gettings KF, Phipps RP, Masel D, Refaai MA, Kirkley SA, Fialkow LB. "An association between decreased cardiopulmonary complications (transfusion-related acute lung injury and transfusion-associated circulatory overload) and implementation of universal leukoreduction of blood transfusions." Transfusion.. 2010 Dec 0; 50(12):2738-44.

Books & Chapters

1999
Chapter Title: Blood Transfusion
Book Title: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6
Author List: Kirkley, S.A. and Blumberg, N.
Edited By: Beaty, J.H.
Published By: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons1999

1997
Chapter Title: Increased Infections After Transfusion of Allogeneic Blood
Book Title: Autotransfusion - Therapeutic Principles and Trends
Author List: Kirkley, S.A. and Blumberg, N.
Edited By: Tawes, R. L.
Published By: Appleton1997

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