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Deborah Ann Sesok-Pizzini,

Deborah Ann Sesok-Pizzini

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Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-0369
Fax: (215) 590-2171
Education:

Dickinson College, Moscow, USSR, 1988.
BA (Biology)
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1989.
(Medicine)
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Piscataway, NJ, 1992.
MD
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 1994.
M.B.A. (Finance Concentration)
MBA Program, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2003.
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Description of Research Expertise

HLA antibodies and platelet refractoriness, regulatory/quality blood bank issues, patient safety, stem cell collection and storage.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine, Pediatric Transfusion Medicine, Stem Cell Collection/Processing, HLA, Platelet Refractoriness, Therapeutic Apheresis, Transfusion Support for Solid-Organ Transplants.

Description of Other Expertise

Quality Management/Operational Management

Selected Publications

Sesok-Pizzini D: Patient Safety Scenario-Based Approach to Communications Training in the Patient Safety Competency-Model. SoftAssist and UPHS (eds.). SoftAssist and UPHS, 2005 Notes: Content Contributor.

Sesok-Pizzini D and Disbot M: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)in Healthcare American Society of Clinical Pathologists Check Sample: Transfusion Medicine. Susan Roseff (eds.). ASCP Press,(TM 06-1 (TM-285)), 1-13, January 2006.

Gupta S, Tran N, Topolsky D, Sesok-Pizzini D, Crilley P, Balasubramanium M, Kahn SB, Brodsky I and Styler M.: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura induced by cyclosporine A after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation treated by red blood cell exchange transfusion: a case report. American Journal of Hematology. Carlo Brugnara (eds.). Wiley-Liss, Inc. 80(3): 246-247, November 2005 Notes: Accepted as a letter to the editor.

Park J, Shelat SG, Crivaro A, Jespersen D, McCarthy T, Xiong Q, Sesok-Pizzini D, Moore J. : Flow cytometric analysis of fetomaternal hemorrhage in the setting of sickle cell disease. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Page: 567, April 2005.

Sesok-Pizzini, D: Cellular Therapy. Blood Transfusion Therapy, A Physician's Handbook, 8th Edition. Triulzi, DJ (eds.). American Association of Blood Banks, 2004.

Sesok-Pizzini, D: College of American Pathologists Gallup Study Findings on Colon Cancer. Radio Interview. College of American Pathologists, March 2005.

Whitney-Miller C and Sesok-Pizzini D.: Evaluation of platelet refractoriness at a large transfusion service. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 129: 568-569, April 2005.

Sesok-Pizzini, D: Bike Helmet Safety. Radio Interview. College of American Pathologists, June 2005.

Sesok-Pizzini, DA: Approaches to Managing Quality and Patient Safety. Quality Management in Clinical Laboratories, Promoting Patient Safety Through Risk Reduction and Continuous Improvement. Paul Valenstein (eds.). College of American Pathologists, Page: 38-40, 2005 Notes: Contributing chapter author.

Sesok-Pizzini, D: Immunological Effects of ABO-Incompatible HPC Transplantation. Cellular Therapy: A Physician's Handbook. Hakey NR, Snyder EL, Triulzi D (eds.). AABB Press, Page: 180-185, 2004.

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