Scott A. Kirkley, M.D.

Scott A. Kirkley, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 608
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3189
Fax: (585) 273-3002

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Phi Kappa Phi 1977
Phi Beta Kappa 1976

Recent Journal Articles

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2012 Mar
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; 52(3):635-40. Epub 2011 Sep 02.
2010 Dec
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; 50(12):2738-44.
2008 May
Vega SJ, Nguyen TV, Forsberg C, Hua LB, Kirkley SA, Herrera HR, Serletti JM. "Efficacy of preoperative autologous blood donation in free TRAM flap breast reconstruction." Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 2008 May; 121(5):241e-246e.
2002 Sep
Blumberg N, Heal JM, Cowles JW, Hicks GL, Risher WH, Samuel PK, Kirkley SA. "Leukocyte-reduced transfusions in cardiac surgery results of an implementation trial." American journal of clinical pathology. 2002 Sep; 118(3):376-81.
1999 Sep
Kirkley SA. "Proposed mechanisms of transfusion-induced immunomodulation." Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology. 1999 Sep; 6(5):652-7.

Current Appointments

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


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


MD | Medicine | SUNY-Upstate Med Ctr1981
BS | Biochemistry | Syracuse University1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Hoxworth Blood Center07/01/1988 - 12/31/1989
Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Deaconess Hospital07/01/1984 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital07/01/1982 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982