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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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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

Faculty Appointments

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

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/1/2017
Refaai MA, Cahill C, Masel D, Schmidt AE, Heal JM, Kirkley SA, Blumberg N. "Is It Time to Reconsider the Concepts of "Universal Donor" and "ABO Compatible" Transfusions?" Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2017 Nov 1; Epub 2017 Nov 01.

11/2017
Sahai T, Henrichs K, Refaai M, Heal JM, Kirkley SA, Schmidt AE, Mendler JH, Masel D, Liesveld J, Aquina C, Blumberg N. "ABO identical and washed blood transfusions as candidate strategies to reduce early mortality in acute promyelocytic leukemia." Leukemia research.. 2017 Nov 0; 62:1-3. Epub 2017 Sep 23.

10/31/2017
Schmidt AE, Gore E, Henrichs KF, Conley G, Dorsey C, Bjugstad KB, Refaai MA, Blumberg N, Cholette JM. "Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) is Predictive of Complications Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery." Pediatric cardiology.. 2017 Oct 31; Epub 2017 Oct 31.

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