My research and clinical activities are in Transfusion Medicine and hemostasis, which are interdependent subspecialties of medicine. Knowledge of hemostasis provides an advantage in the management of patients with complex coagulopathy requiring blood component therapy. My clinical research interests include Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, hypercoagulability, platelet function disorders and reducing unnecessary transfusions.


Medical School Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (1981)
Internship Postgraduate Institute of Med Ed and Research (1982), Rotating
Residency PGIMER- India (1986), Pathology
Residency PGIMER- India (1988), Hematopathology
Fellowship The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin (1995), Transfusion Medicine Pathology
Residency Montefiore Medical Center (1997), Pathology

Research Interest

  • Apheresis
  • Hemostasis in general or chronic liver disease in particular
  • Heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
  • Hypercoagulability
  • Platelet dysfunction
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Rapid Warfarin Reversal: A Three-factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate and Recombinant Factor VIIa Cocktail for Intracranial Hemorrhage
Sarode R, Matevosyan K, Bhagat R, Rutherford C, Madden C, Beshay J J Neurosurgery
Incidence of Isolated Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Risk of Thrombosis by IgG Specific Anti-PF4/Heparin ELISA
Radaideh S, Frenkel EP, Dowell JE, Sarode R, Shen YM Clin Appl Thromb Hemost
Advantages of isovolemic hemodilution-red cell exchange therapy to prevent recurrent stroke in sickle cell anemia patients
Sarode R, Matevosyan K, Rogers ZR, Burner JD, Rutherford C J Clin Apheresis
How do I transfuse platelets (PLTs) to reverse anti-PLT drug effect?
Sarode, R Transfusion
Lupus anticoagulant interference in activated protein C resistance testing: in vitro phenomenon or in vivo pathophysiologic effect?
Shen YM, Bai Y, Cimo M, Frenkel EP, Sarode R Clin Appl Thromb Hemost
Platelet aggregation responses vary over a period of time in healthy controls
Refaai MA, Frenkel EP, Sarode R Platelets
Rinseback during red blood cell exchange with COBE Spectra does not affect fraction of cells remaining (FCR) or post-exchange hematocrit
Bhagat R, Matevosyan K, Jones R, Vetus ML, Burner JD, Sarode R. J Clin Apheresis

Honors & Awards

  • President Elect
    American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) (2011)
  • Member
    Advisory Council on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA) (2009)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005)
  • Outstanding Physician Award
    University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2000)
  • XII Congress of International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Tokyo, Japan, Travel Award
    "Xa and thrombin like procoagulant activities of tumors" Sarode et al, (1989)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Blood Banks
  • American Society for Apheresis
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis