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Leon L. Su, MD

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Section Chief of Transfusion Medicine, Medical Director of Apheresis

Leon L. Su, MD

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Section Chief of Transfusion Medicine, Medical Director of Apheresis

Areas of Expertise

  • ECP Blood Exchange Thromboelastography Transfusion Medicine Anticoagulation

+Education & Training

Medical School / Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine - New York City, NY


University of California - Los Angeles, CA


(Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine), Emory University - Atlanta, GA


Greenwich Hospital - Greenwich, CT

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Child Health, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix; Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic-Arizona

+Research & Publications

Su L, Adamski J, Gilman EA, Cusick R, Hernandez J. Decreasing Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation: Collaboration Between a Hospital and a Blood Center to Prompt Change in Physician Ordering Behavior. Lab Med, 46:1-5, 2015

Souza S, et al, Su L. Improving the Performance of Culture-based Bacterial Screening by Increasing the Sample Volume from 4 ml to 8 ml in BacT/Alert Aerobic Culture Bottles. Transfusion, 52;1576-1582, 2012.

Tomasulo P, Su L. Is it time for new initiatives in the blood center and/or the hospital to reduce bacterial risk of platelets? Transfusion, 51(12):2527-2533, 2011.

Josephson C, Su L, Christensen R, et al. Platelet transfusion practices among neonatologists in the U.S. and Canada: Results of a survey. Pediatrics, 123(1):278-85, 2009.

Su L, Kamel H, Custer B, Vanderpool S, Harpool D, Busch M, Tomasulo P: Bacterial detection in apheresis platelets: Blood Systems experience with a two-bottle and one-bottle culture system. Transfusion, 48(9):1842-52, 2008.

Su L, Kamel H: How do we investigate and manage donors associated with a suspected case of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). Transfusion, 47(7): 1118-1124, 2007.

Josephson CD, Su L, Hillyer K, Hillyer CD: Transfusion in the Patient With Sickle Cell Disease: A Critical Review of the Literature and Transfusion Guidelines. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 21(2):118-133, 2007.

Su L, Bowie A, Baker K, Dent K, Morgan K, Smith-Fields C: Surveillance of Post-Procedure Red Cell Gain/Loss Following Red Cell Exchange Procedures with and without Depletion in Pediatric Sickle Cell Patients: A Single Institution Experience. Journal of Clinical Apheresis, 31(2):71-140, 2016.

Wigfield JL, Salzberg D, Shah N, Miller H, Magee K, Beebe K, Adams R, Su L: The Role of Thromboelastography in a Patient on Defibrotide Therapy with Abnormal Coagulation Studies. Abstracts / Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 22: S295 - S296, 2016.

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