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Scott Kirkley, M.D.

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Office: (585) 275-3189

Fax: (585) 273-3002

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Dr. Kirkley is Associate Director of the Transfusion Medicine Service. 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.


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.



MD | State University of New York Health Science Center

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

07/01/1982 - 06/30/1984
Residency in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital

07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982
Internship in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital

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Journal Articles

Blumberg N, Cholette JM, Cahill C, Pietropaoli AP, Winters S, Phipps R, Noronha SA, Heal JM, Kirkley SA, Fountaine TJ, Henrichs K, Masel D, Refaai MA. "Transfusion medicine: A research agenda for the coming years." Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis.. 2019 Aug 6; Epub 2019 Aug 06.

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.

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.

Books & Chapters

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 Surgeons 1999

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: Appleton 1997