Ravi Sarode, MD, is a Professor of Pathology, the Chief of Pathology, and the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory Services at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also the Medical Director of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis. He holds the John H. Childers, MD, Professorship in Pathology. He went to MGM Medical College in Indore, India for his medical degree. He did his Pathology and Hematology training at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India where he was assistant professor of Hematology. He came to the Blood Center of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Sarode has been actively involved in basic and clinical research (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia, Therapeutic Apheresis in general and, red cell exchange in sickle cell anemia in particular, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, platelet function disorders, reducing the misuse of blood products in clinical practice, Prothrombin Complex Concentrates and target specific oral anticoagulants). He has participated as a principal investigator for more than 10 clinical research studies including comparing Beriplex (KCentra) with plasma for warfarin reversal. He has published more than 135 journal articles, 13 book chapters, and numerous scientific abstracts. He was an editor of the Journal of Clinical Apheresis before becoming the Co-Editor-in-Chief of “Transfusion and Apheresis Science”, and he is also on the editorial board of Transfusion Medicine Reviews. He has been a reviewer for journals including Blood, The Lancet, Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, JAMA, Transfusion, British Journal of Hematology and many others. He is the past president of the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA). . He is the recipient of several awards including ASFA Presidential Award this year, Outstanding Physician Award at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Vernie A. Stembridge Resident Teaching Award. He is a sitting member of the Advisory Committee on Blood/Tissue Safety and Availability” advising the Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services of the United States.



Medical School
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (1981)
MGM Medical College, Indore, India (1982), Rotating
Junior Resident
PGIMER, India (1986), Pathology
Senior Resident
PGIMER, India (1988), Hematopathology
The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin (1994), Transfusion Medicine Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (1997), Pathology
Graduate School
UT Dallas/Naveen Jindal School of Management (2015), Management and Administrative Sciences

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


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Honors & Awards

  • Dr Masahiro Chiga Memorial Lectureship
    Kansas University Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2015)
  • Presidential Award at ASFA the 36th annual meeting
    American Society of Apheresis (2015)
  • John H. Childers, MD, Professorship in Pathology
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014)
  • President Elect
    American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) (2011)
  • Member
    Advisory Council on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA) (2009)
  • Co-Editor: Hematological Complications in Obstetrics, Pregnancy and Gynecology, Bick RL,
    Cambridge University Press (2006)
  • Guest Editor for Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
    Platelet Disorder Issue, 2007 (2006-2007)
  • 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 Society for Apheresis - Chair, special sub-committee: “Red Cell Exchange in Sickle Cell Disease” (2014-2015)
  • American Society of Hematology - Member, Choosing Wisely Campaign (2014)
  • College of American Pathology (2012)
  • American Society for Apheresis - Chair, Organizing Committee, for Apheresis Annual Meeting (2011-2012)
  • American Society for Apheresis - Chair, TTP Consensus Conference Annual Meeting (2010-2011)
  • American Association of Blood Banks - Member Annual Educational Meeting Program Unit (scientific track) (2009-2012)
  • American Society for Apheresis - Liaison to Practice Committee of American Society of Hematology (2007-2011)
  • American Society of Hematology - Scientific Committee on Transfusion Medicine (2007-2011)
  • American Society for Apheresis - Clinical Applications Committee (2006)
  • American Society for Apheresis - International Affairs Committee (2006)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis