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Ilene Ceil Weitz, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine
NOR 3461 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 3950

Overview

Dr. Ilene C. Weitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). Her practice sites include, LAC+USC Medical Center, Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. Dr. Weitz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology.

Dr. Weitz earned her medical degree at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She conducted a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California.

Dr. Weitz is a member of the Academy-Simmons College Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Womens Association, Los Angeles County Medical Women’s Association, Alumni Associations of Medical College of Pennsylvania and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, American Society of Hematology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. She received the Morris Press Humanism Award in 1987 and the “Golden Apple” Outstanding Physician Educator Award in 1990 from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as the Outstanding Voluntary Faculty Award in the Division of Hematology from USC School of Medicine. Dr Weitz has delivered nationwide lectures and has been published in numerous journals, including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Hepatology, and Journal of Clinical Oncology, American Journal of Hematology.. She has also contributed eight book chapters or reviews.

Dr. Weitz’ research and clinical interests include hematologic disorders such as anemias, thrombocytopenia and white blood cell disorders, paroxysmal nocgturnal hemoglobinurua (PNH), immune mediated anemias and thrombocytopenia, thrombosis and hemostasis.

Awards

Division of Hematology, Keck School of Medicine: Outstanding Voluntary Faculty, 1996

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Golden Apple Outstanding Physician Educator Award, 1990

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Morris Press Humanism Award, 1987

Alpha Omega Alpha: Elected Member, 1976

Simmons College: Academy Honor Society, 1971

Publications

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Mar; 101(2):351-359. View in: PubMed

OC-14 - Baseline D-dimer levels are predictive of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) at 6 months in cancer patients with VTE treated with tinzaparin. Thromb Res. 2016 Apr; 140 Suppl 1:S174. View in: PubMed

Life-threatening delayed hyperhemolytic transfusion reaction in a patient with sickle cell disease: effective treatment with eculizumab followed by rituximab. Transfusion. 2015 Oct; 55(10):2398-403. View in: PubMed

Eculizumab in Pregnant Patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 10; 373(11):1032-9. View in: PubMed

Adding ascorbic acid to arsenic trioxide produces limited benefit in patients with acute myeloid leukemia excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia. Ann Hematol. 2014 Nov; 93(11):1839-43. View in: PubMed

A prospective multicenter study of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria cells in patients with bone marrow failure. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2014 May; 86(3):175-82. View in: PubMed

Complement the hemostatic system: an intimate relationship. Thromb Res. 2014 May; 133 Suppl 2:S117-21. View in: PubMed

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: the role of complement pathway gene mutation analysis. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2014 Apr; 12(4):266-8. View in: PubMed

Atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome due to heterozygous mutations of CFH/CFHR1-3 and complement factor H 479. Blood Transfus. 2014 Jan; 12(1):111-3. View in: PubMed

A Prospective Multicenter Study of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria Cells in Patients with Bone Marrow Failure. Cytometry B Clin Cytom. 2013 Oct 11. View in: PubMed

Cross-sectional validation study of patient-reported outcomes in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. Intern Med J. 2013 Mar; 43(3):298-307. View in: PubMed

Clinical roundtable monograph: Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: a case-based discussion. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2012 Nov; 10(11 Suppl 21):1-16. View in: PubMed

Eculizumab therapy results in rapid and sustained decreases in markers of thrombin generation and inflammation in patients with PNH independent of its effects on hemolysis and microparticle formation. Thromb Res. 2012 Sep; 130(3):361-8. View in: PubMed

A novel approach to the evaluation of bleeding-related episodes in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Curr Med Res Opin. 2012 May; 28(5):789-96. View in: PubMed

Thrombosis in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2011 Apr; 37(3):315-21. View in: PubMed

Thrombosis in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria - insights into the role of complement in thrombosis. Thromb Res. 2010 Apr; 125 Suppl 2:S106-7. View in: PubMed

Immune thrombocytopenia in patients with connective tissue disorders and the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Dec; 23(6):1239-49. View in: PubMed

The role of oral anticoagulants in tumor biology. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2007 Oct; 33(7):695-8. View in: PubMed

Successful rituximab therapy of acquired factor VIII inhibitor in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. J Clin Rheumatol. 2007 Apr; 13(2):89-91. View in: PubMed

Treatment of immune thrombocytopenia associated with interferon therapy of hepatitis C with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, rituximab. Am J Hematol. 2005 Feb; 78(2):138-41. View in: PubMed

Thromboembolic complications of cancer: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Am J Hematol. 2003 Jan; 72(1):43-52. View in: PubMed

Does leucovorin alter the intratumoral pharmacokinetics of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)? A Southwest Oncology Group study. Invest New Drugs. 2002 Nov; 20(4):369-76. View in: PubMed

Chemotherapy-induced activation of hemostasis: effect of a low molecular weight heparin (dalteparin sodium) on plasma markers of hemostatic activation. Thromb Haemost. 2002 Aug; 88(2):213-20. View in: PubMed

Enhancement of fluorouracil uptake in human colorectal and gastric cancers by interferon or by high-dose methotrexate: An in vivo human study using noninvasive (19)F-magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Jan; 18(2):255-61. View in: PubMed

Tamoxifen-associated venous thrombosis and activated protein C resistance due to factor V Leiden. Cancer. 1997 May 15; 79(10):2024-7. View in: PubMed

Des-gamma-carboxy (abnormal) prothrombin and hepatocellular carcinoma: a critical review. Hepatology. 1993 Oct; 18(4):990-7. View in: PubMed

Excessive fibrinolysis in amyloidosis associated with elevated plasma single-chain urokinase. Am J Clin Pathol. 1992 Nov; 98(5):534-41. View in: PubMed

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