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)
Postgraduate Institute of Med Ed and Research (1982), Rotating
PGIMER- India (1986), Pathology
PGIMER- India (1988), Hematopathology
The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin (1995), Transfusion Medicine Pathology
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

Transfusions and long-term functional outcomes in traumatic brain injury
Warner MA, O?Keeffe T, Bhavsar P, Shringer R, Moore C, Harper C, Madden CJ, Sarode R, Gentilello LM, Diaz-Arrastia R J Nuerosurgery
Guidelines on the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice ? evidence-based approach from the apheresis applications committee of the American Society of Apheresis
Szczepiorkowski ZM, Winters JL, Bandarenko N, Kim HC, Linenberger ML, Marques MB, Sarode R, Schwartz J, Weinstein R, Shaz BH J Clin Apher
Coagulation factor levels in neurosurgical patients with mild prolongation of prothrombin time: Effect on plasma transfusion therapy
Matevosyan K, Madden C, Barnett SL, Beshay J, Rutherford C, Sarode R J Neurosurgery
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
Platelet aggregation responses vary over a period of time in healthy controls
Refaai MA, Frenkel EP, Sarode R Platelets
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
How do I transfuse platelets (PLTs) to reverse anti-PLT drug effect?
Sarode, R Transfusion

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