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Majed A. Refaai, M.D.

Pathology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 276-3927

Fax: (585) 273-3003

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Dr. Refaai's clinical service is in Transfusion Medicine with subspecialty involvement in laboratory coagulation/thrombosis testing.

Research

Dr. Refaai's recent studies have included: The in-vitro effect of ABO anti-bodies on platelet function; The correlation between cancer and tissue factor (TF) plasma concentrations and its role in developing DVT; The relationship between the circulating TF and the cancer tissue concentrations of TF in different types of mouse models; Beriplex phase IIIb drug study for bleeding patients with Warfarin overdose; Beriplex phase IIIb drug study for surgical patients who require a quick reversal of Warfarin; The effect of ABO non-identical blood products transfusion on platelet function (in-vivo); Platelet transfusion in patients with positive heparin-induced thrombocytopenia; Comparison of tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) concentration and activity in mononuclear cells from normal individuals versus patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria; Comparison of TFPI concentrations in normal mouse plasma and endothelial cells versus a diabetic mouse model; Analysis of fatty acid ethyl ester (FAEE) concentrations in binge drinking, chronic alcoholics, and postmortem biopsies.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology

Education

1993
MD | Syria - Aleppo Univ School of Medicine, Aleppo
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Fellowship in Tranfusion Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern

06/30/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals

04/01/1997 - 05/31/2003
Research in at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/15/2018
Cahill CM, Blumberg N, Refaai MA. "Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload as a Result of Plasma Transfusion to Correct International Normalized Ratio Before an Invasive Procedure: A Case Report." A&A practice.. 2018 Jul 15; 11(2):49-51.

7/3/2018
Refaai MA, Conley GW, Henrichs KF, McRae H, Schmidt AE, Phipps RP, Spinelli SL, Masel D, Cholette JM, Pietropaoli A, Eaton MP, Blumberg N. "Decreased Hemolysis and Improved Platelet Function in Blood Components Washed With Plasma-Lyte A Compared to 0.9% Sodium Chloride." American journal of clinical pathology.. 2018 Jul 3; 150(2):146-153.

7/2018
Cholette JM, Pietropaoli AP, Henrichs KF, Alfieris GM, Powers KS, Gensini F, Rubenstein JS, Sweeney D, Phipps R, Spinelli SL, Refaai MA, Eaton MP, Blumberg N. "Elevated free hemoglobin and decreased haptoglobin levels are associated with adverse clinical outcomes, unfavorable physiologic measures, and altered inflammatory markers in pediatric cardiac surgery patients." Transfusion.. 2018 Jul 0; 58(7):1631-1639. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

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