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Majed A. Refaai, M.D.


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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 276-3927

Fax: (585) 273-3003

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


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.


Faculty Appointments


  • Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology


MD | Syria - Aleppo Univ School of Medicine, Aleppo

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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Journal Articles

Blumberg N, Cholette JM, Schmidt AE, Phipps RP, Spinelli SL, Heal JM, Pietropaoli AP, Refaai MA, Sime PJ. "Management of Platelet Disorders and Platelet Transfusions in ICU Patients." Transfusion medicine reviews.. 2017 Oct 0; 31(4):252-257. Epub 2017 May 04.

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 Sep 23; 62:1-3. Epub 2017 Sep 23.

Cahill CM, Blumberg N, Schmidt AE, Knight PA, Melvin AL, Massey HT, Delehanty JM, Zebrak SB, Refaai MA. "Implementation of a Standardized Transfusion Protocol for Cardiac Patients Treated With Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Is Associated With Decreased Blood Component Utilization and May Improve Clinical Outcome." Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2017 Jul 10; Epub 2017 Jul 10.