Medical School
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2011)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2015), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016), Blood Banking/transfusion Medicine

Research Interest

  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Therapeutic Apheresis
  • Therapeutic Apheresis in the Treatment of Solid Organ Rejection
  • Therapeutic Apheresis in Transplant Desensitization


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Observed incidence of hypofibrinogenemia in cirrhotic patients.
Usmani A, Laknezhad S, De Simone N, Araj E, Sarode R, Liver Int 2021 Aug
Serological Response in Lung Transplant Recipients after Two Doses of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccines.
Narasimhan M, Mahimainathan L, Clark AE, Usmani A, Cao J, Araj E, Torres F, Sarode R, Kaza V, Lacelle C, Muthukumar A, Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Jun 9 7
Immune checkpoint inhibitor toxicity: A new indication for therapeutic plasma exchange?
Compton F, He L, Sarode R, Wodajo A, Usmani A, Burner J, Berlacher M, De Simone N, J Clin Apher 2021 Mar
Comparison of low fixed dose versus standard-dose rituximab to treat thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in the acute phase and preemptively during remission.
Reddy MS, Hofmann S, Shen YM, Nagalla S, Rambally S, Usmani A, Sarode R, Transfus. Apher. Sci. 2020 Jul 102885
Excellent response to therapeutic plasma exchange in myasthenia gravis patients irrespective of antibody status.
Usmani A, Kwan L, Wahib-Khalil D, Trivedi J, Nations S, Sarode R J Clin Apher 2019 Feb
Mathematical calculation of lifespan of transfused RBCs in sickle cell disease patients.
Kim J, Usmani A, De Simone N, Sarode R Transfus. Apher. Sci. 2017 Nov
HHV8-negative effusion-based lymphoma: a series of 17 cases at a single institution
Usmani A, Walts AE, Patel S, Alkan S, Kitahara S Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology 2015 4 1 37-43


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Physician-in-Training Award, American Society of Cytopathology

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas Medical Association (2021)
  • AABB (2018)
  • American Society for Apheresis (2016)
  • American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (2016)
  • College of American Pathologists (2011)