Eleanor S. Pollak

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Director, Coagulation Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Contact information
310B Abramson Research Center
3615 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-6117
Fax: (215) 590-2320
A.B. (Biochemical Sciences)
Harvard University, 1985.
M.D. (Medicine)
Yale University, School of Medicine, 1991.
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Description of Research Expertise

Coagulation Proteins

Description of Other Expertise

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Description of Itmat Expertise

I am a specialist in laboratory medicine with a particular research focus in coagulation disorders. My interests concentrate on the protein that triggers blood clotting, Factor VII (FVII).

I am the Director of Coagulation at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and one of the directors of the clinical coagulation laboratory at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

Zheng, X-W., Kudaravalli, R., Russell, T.T., DiMichele D.M., Gibb, C., Russell, J.E., Margaritis, P., Pollak, E.S.: Mutation in the factor VII hepatocyte nuclear factor 4α-binding site contributes to factor VII deficiency. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, 22(7): 624-7, 2011.

Cuker, A., Ptashkin B., Konkle, B.A., Pipe, S.W., Whinna, H.C., Zheng, X.L., Cines, D.B., Pollak, E.S.: Interlaboratory agreement in the monitoring of unfractionated heparin using the anti-factor Xa-correlated activated partial thromboplastin time. Journal of Thrombosis & Haemostasis 7(1): 80-6, 2009.

Cucchiara, B., Messe, S.R., Mackenzie, L.M., Sansing, L., Pollak, E.S., Taylor, R.A., Shah, Q., Pacell, J.P., Kasner, S. : D-dimer, MRI DWI, and ABCD2 score for TIA risk stratification. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. In Press. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 18(5):367-73(5): 367-73, 2009.

Shelat, S.G., Tomaski, A., Pollak, E.S.: Serologic results in >1000 patients with suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 14(4): 410-4, Oct 2008.

Wang, Y., Kurichi, J.E., Blumenthal, N.P., Ahya, V.N., Christie, J.D., Pochettino, A., Kaiser, L.R., Sonnad, S.S., Pollak, E.S.: Multiple variables affecting blood usage in lung transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 25: 533-8, 2006.

Pollak, E.S., Tidd, T.M., Ptashkin, B., Smith-Whitley, K., Camire, R. M., Bauer, K.A.: Asymptomatic factor VII deficiency in African Americans. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 126(1): 128-132, 2006.

Niiya, M., Uemura, M., Zheng, X.W., Pollak, E.S., Dockal, M., Scheiflinger, F., Wells, R.G., Zheng, X.L.: Increased ADAMTS13 proteolytic activity in rat hepatic stellate cells upon activation in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 4(5): 1063-1070, 2006.

Cucchiara, B., Messe S., Taylor R., Clarke J., Pollak, E.: Utility of D-dimer in the diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis [letter] Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Blackwell Synergy, 3(2): 387-389, 2005.

Knoblauch, R., Pollak, E.S., and Russell, J.E.: Toxicity of argatroban overdose in a 65-year old man [letter] American Journal of Hematology 79(3): 248-249, 2005.

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