Born in Illinois, I went to Colorado College for an undergraduate degree in Biology, then on to Emory University for medical school. I moved to Dallas in 1985 for pathology training at UT Southwestern, meeting my future husband (not in the health care field!) almost as soon as I got to Dallas. I joined the faculty after graduation to practice and teach blood banking and transfusion medicine. I am currently Vice President of Medical and Technical Services at Carter BloodCare, the community blood collection center, and medical director at Transplant Services Center, the campus eye and tissue bank. My practice spans a wide variety of interests from blood donation and collection to therapeutic apheresis to hematopoietic progenitor cell collection and processing.


Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (1985)
Parkland Memorial Hospital (1986), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990), Pathology

Research Interest

  • Applied techniques in transfusion medicine
  • Blood component therapy and non-transfusional implications of blood group antigens
  • Blood donor eligibility and collection and donor unit processing and testing
  • Hematopoietic progenitor cell collection and processing for transplantation
  • Therapeutic apheresis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Low CD34 collection from a healthy blood progenitor cell donor: a case report
MA Refaai, RM Cusick, G Paranjape, LJ Sutor J Clin Apher 2009 24 6 262-264
Physician decisions after-hours in the hospital blood bank: component selection.
LJ Sutor and G Paranjape. Lab Med 2006 37 9 563-6
Transfusion Medicine
LJ Sutor In: The Handbook of Clinical Pathology, 2nd ed, ed by RW McKenna and JH Keffer 2000 ASCP Press, Chicago 421-45
Therapeutic apheresis
RM Bradley and LJ Sutor In Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care, 2nd edition, ed: DL Levin, FC Morriss 1997 Churchill-Livingstone, NY 1562-6
Adverse reactions to blood transfusion
LJ Sutor and HS Kaplan In Conns Current Therapy - 1995, ed: RE Rakel, 1995 W.B. Saunders Co, Philad 398-401
Blood bank tests and blood component usage
Sutor, L In: Handbook of Clinical Pathology, ed: JS Sandstad, RW McKenna and JH Keffer 1992 ASCP, Chicago
Infectious disease - immunologic tests section on HIV testing.
Sutor, L In: Handbook of Clinical Pathology, ed: JS Sandstad, RW McKenna and JH Keffer 1992 ASCP, Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • President
    North Texas Society of Pathologists (2010)
  • Chair
    Texas Medical Association Council on Scientific Affairs (2005)
  • Chair, Ethics Committee
    American Association of Blood Banks (2005)
  • Chair
    American Society of Clinical Pathologists QM Clinical Pathology ("Check Path") Committee (1998)
  • Vernie A. Stembridge Annual teaching Award
    University of Texas Southwestern Department of Pathology Housestaff (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Tissue Banks (2004)
  • International Society for Cellular Therapy (1995)
  • American Society for Apheresis (1991)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (1989)
  • South Central Association of Blood Banks (1989)
  • Texas Medical Association (1989)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (1988)
  • College of American Pathologists (1988)
  • American Association of Blood Banks (1987)
  • American Medical Association (1983)