Keck School Faculty

Huy Pham
Huy Pham
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
1937 Hospital Place Off Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Pham is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). He is also the Director of the Coagulation Laboratory at Keck Medical Center. Before relocated to California, he served as the Director of Apheresis at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. \n\nDr. Pham regularly attends clinical service and provides resident/fellow teaching in the Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis. With research interests in statistics, mathematical modeling, and health economics in additional to the clinical aspects of the field, he has been the lead author or senior author for many original research and review articles as well as book chapters on different topics in Transfusion Medicine, Hemostasis, Apheresis, and Cellular Therapy. Nationally, he serves on multiple professional organization committees to provide guidance for clinical practice and research direction for advancing the field. \n\nDr. Pham is board certified in both Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Pham received his BS with high honors in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, MD from the Chicago Medical School, and MPH in Biostatistics from Columbia University. He completed his Clinical Pathology residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center and Transfusion Medicine fellowship training at the joint program between the New York Blood Center and Columbia University Medical Center.

An Initial Evaluation of the Agreement between Two SARS-CoV-2 Serologic Assays J Appl Lab Med. 2020 Sep 01; 5(5):1139-1141. . View in PubMed

Laboratory Assay Evaluation Demystified: A Review of Key Factors Influencing Interpretation of Test Results Using Different Assays for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Diagnosis Lab Med. 2020 Sep 01; 51(5):e66-e70. . View in PubMed

Update to the ASFA guidelines on the use of therapeutic apheresis in ANCA-associated vasculitis J Clin Apher. 2020 Aug 07. . View in PubMed

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Complicated by Proximate Placental Cord Insertion Sites: Endoscopic Clip-Assisted Laser Occlusion Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020 Aug 06; 1-6. . View in PubMed

Potential impact of a delayed ADAMTS13 result in the treatment of thrombotic microangiopathy: an economic analysis Vox Sang. 2020 Jul; 115(5):433-442. . View in PubMed

Frequency of Alterations in Apheresis-Related Abstracts Prior to Publications as Peer-Reviewed Articles Ther Apher Dial. 2020 Apr; 24(2):215-220. . View in PubMed

An economic analysis of different treatments for bleeding in patients with acquired haemophilia Vox Sang. 2020 Apr; 115(3):192-199. . View in PubMed

Implementation of multidisciplinary practice change to improve outcomes for women with placenta accreta spectrum Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 Mar; 246:194-196. . View in PubMed

Exclusive use of PowerFlow ports may not be appropriate for all patients J Clin Apher. 2020 Jan; 35(1):66-68. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: A multicenter retrospective study by the ASFA neurologic diseases subcommittee J Clin Apher. 2020 Jan; 35(1):25-32. . View in PubMed

Anti-Rh alloimmunization after trauma resuscitation Transfus Apher Sci. 2019 Dec; 58(6):102652. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Guillain-Barre Syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy Presse Med. 2019 Nov; 48(11 Pt 2):338-346. . View in PubMed

A brief review of common mathematical calculations in therapeutic apheresis J Clin Apher. 2019 Oct; 34(5):607-612. . View in PubMed

New subcutaneous PowerFlow port results in cost and time-savings in a busy outpatient apheresis clinic J Clin Apher. 2019 Aug; 34(4):482-486. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange - A brief review of indications, urgency, schedule, and technical aspects Transfus Apher Sci. 2019 Jun; 58(3):237-246. . View in PubMed

Guidelines on the Use of Therapeutic Apheresis in Clinical Practice - Evidence-Based Approach from the Writing Committee of the American Society for Apheresis: The Eighth Special Issue J Clin Apher. 2019 Jun; 34(3):171-354. . View in PubMed

Monitoring Fondaparinux in the Setting of Antithrombin Deficiency Lab Med. 2019 Apr 08; 50(2):208-211. . View in PubMed

The apheresis management of patients undergoing transplantation: a concise review Transfusion. 2019 05; 59(5):1863-1869. . View in PubMed

Changes in International Normalized Ratio After Plasma Transfusion in Clinical Settings Anesth Analg. 2019 03; 128(3):e47. . View in PubMed

Clinical factors and biomarkers predict outcome in patients with immune-mediated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Haematologica. 2019 01; 104(1):166-175. . View in PubMed

aPCC vsrFVIIa for the treatment of bleeding in patients with acquired haemophilia - a cost-effectiveness model. Vox Sang. 2019 Jan; 114(1):63-72. . View in PubMed

N-Methyl-d-aspartate Receptor Antibody Encephalitis: A Concise Review of the Disorder, Diagnosis, and Management ACS Chem Neurosci. 2019 01 16; 10(1):132-142. . View in PubMed

Relative Deficiency of Plasma A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease with Thrombospondin Type 1 Repeats 13 Activity and Elevation of Human Neutrophil Peptides in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury J Neurotrauma. 2019 01 15; 36(2):222-229. . View in PubMed

Debunking superstition: Analyzing the cloud phenomenon in apheresis-Results of a 35-month study J Clin Apher. 2018 Oct; 33(5):616-618. . View in PubMed

The management of anticoagulation in patients undergoing therapeutic plasma exchange: A concise review J Clin Apher. 2018 Jun; 33(3):371-379. . View in PubMed

Hospital-acquired anemia due to diagnostic and therapy-related blood loss in inpatients with myasthenia gravis receiving therapeutic plasma exchange J Clin Apher. 2018 Feb; 33(1):14-20. . View in PubMed

Critical updates in the 7th edition of the American Society for Apheresis guidelines J Clin Apher. 2018 Feb; 33(1):78-94. . View in PubMed

Red blood cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease-indications and management: a review and consensus report by the therapeutic apheresis subsection of the AABB Transfusion. 2018 08; 58(8):1965-1972. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange For Hashimoto's encephalopathy J Clin Apher. 2018 06; 33(3):444-446. . View in PubMed

Do we have enough evidence for recommending therapeutic plasma exchange for patients with natalizumab-associated progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy? J Clin Apher. 2018 06; 33(3):452-453.. View in PubMed

Adding neonatal hyperbilirubinemia/bilirubin encephalopathy to the American Society for Apheresis Guidelines on Therapeutic Apheresis J Clin Apher. 2018 06; 33(3):449. . View in PubMed

Blood prime for patients with single-needle access requiring extracorporeal photopheresis: How to do and why it may be useful J Clin Apher. 2018 02; 33(1):121-123. . View in PubMed

Transfusion. 2018 02; 58(2):456-460. . View in PubMed

Survey on Transfusion-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus and Cytomegalovirus Disease Mitigation Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017 Dec; 141(12):1705-1711. . View in PubMed

"white cloud" physicians - Myth or reality in apheresis medicine? J Clin Apher. 2017 Aug; 32(4):235-239.. View in PubMed

Mutations in Coagulation Factor VIII Are Associated with More Favorable Outcome in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma TH Open. 2017 Jul; 1(2):e113-e121. . View in PubMed

Plasma Transfusion Demystified: A Review of the Key Factors Influencing the Response to Plasma Transfusion Lab Med. 2017 May 01; 48(2):108-112. . View in PubMed

Report of the ASFA apheresis registry on muscle specific kinase antibody positive myasthenia gravis J Clin Apher. 2017 Feb; 32(1):5-11. . View in PubMed

Ficin-Treated Red Cells Help Identify Clinically Significant Alloantibodies Masked as Reactions of Undetermined Specificity in Gel Microtubes Lab Med. 2017 Feb; 48(1):24-28. . View in PubMed

Hypertriglyceridemia in pregnancy Transfusion. 2017 12; 57(12):2824-2825. . View in PubMed

ADAMTS13 test and/or PLASMIC clinical score in management of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: a cost-effective analysis Transfusion. 2017 11; 57(11):2609-2618. . View in PubMed

More apheresis medicine abstracts should be published into manuscripts for clinical use J Clin Apher. 2017 06; 32(3):203-204. . View in PubMed

Plasma ADAMTS13 activity and von Willebrand factor antigen and activity in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage Thromb Haemost. 2017 04 03; 117(4):691-699. . View in PubMed

Acquired autoimmune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a case of severe haemophilia A Haemophilia. 2016 Nov; 22(6):e565-e567. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange for intractable pruritus secondary to primary sclerosing cholangitis J Clin Apher. 2016 Oct; 31(5):495-6. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange in two patients with stiff-person syndrome J Clin Apher. 2016 Oct; 31(5):493-4. . View in PubMed

Cryoprecipitate AHF vsfibrinogen concentrates for fibrinogen replacement in acquired bleeding patients - an economic evaluation. Vox Sang. 2016 Oct; 111(3):292-298. . View in PubMed

The thrombotic microangiopathy Registry of North America: A United States multi-institutional TMA network J Clin Apher. 2016 Oct; 31(5):448-53. . View in PubMed

Apheresis research-more abstracts should be published as full manuscripts to provide more evidence for clinical practice guidelines J Clin Apher. 2016 Aug; 31(4):353-8. . View in PubMed

An update on ABO incompatible hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation Transfus Apher Sci. 2016 Jun; 54(3):337-44. . View in PubMed

Mathematical model and calculation to predict the effect of prophylactic plasma transfusion on change in international normalized ratio in critically ill patients with coagulopathy Transfusion. 2016 Apr; 56(4):926-32. . View in PubMed

Report of the ASFA apheresis registry study on Wilson's disease J Clin Apher. 2016 Feb; 31(1):11-5. . View in PubMed

Human neutrophil peptides and complement factor Bb in pathogenesis of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Haematologica. 2016 11; 101(11):1319-1326. . View in PubMed

New apheresis indications in hematological disorders Curr Opin Hematol. 2016 11; 23(6):581-587. . View in PubMed

Use of hydroxyethyl starch in leukocytapheresis procedures does not increase renal toxicity Transfusion. 2016 11; 56(11):2848-2856. . View in PubMed

High Percentage of Evanescent Red Cell Antibodies in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Highlights Need for a National Antibody Database South Med J. 2016 09; 109(9):588-91. . View in PubMed

Anti-Blood Group Antibodies in Intravenous Immunoglobulin May Complicate Interpretation of Antibody Titers in ABO-Incompatible Transplantation Am J Transplant. 2016 08; 16(8):2483-6. . View in PubMed

Plasma vscryoprecipitate for fibrinogen replacement in therapeutic plasma exchange procedures. J Clin Apher. 2015 Dec; 30(6):382-3. . View in PubMed

How we approach a patient with symptoms of leukostasis requiring emergent leukocytapheresis Transfusion. 2015 Oct; 55(10):2306-11; quiz 2305. . View in PubMed

Rhesus Immune Globulin Dosing in the Obesity Epidemic Era Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2015 Sep; 139(9):1084. . View in PubMed

Retrospective analysis of community hospital red blood cell recovery procedures: improved utilization needed for effectiveness Transfusion. 2015 Aug; 55(8):1972-9. . View in PubMed

A possible case of a haemolytic transfusion reaction caused by anti-Le(a) antibody Blood Transfus. 2015 Jul; 13(3):535-6. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange in a patient with erythropoietic protoporphyria status post orthothopic liver transplantation as a bridge to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation J Clin Apher. 2014 Dec; 29(6):341-2. . View in PubMed

Phenotypically matched vstraditional screen method for preparing red blood cell units in patients with abnormal placentation: a decision analysis approach. Vox Sang. 2014 Nov; 107(4):399-406. . View in PubMed

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Plasma Versus Recombinant Factor VIIa for Placing Intracranial Pressure Monitors in Pretransplant Patients With Acute Liver Failure Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2014 Sep; 20(6):607-14. . View in PubMed

Recombinant activated factor VII in patients with acute liver failure with UNOS Status 1A: a single tertiary academic centre experience Vox Sang. 2014 Jan; 106(1):75-82. . View in PubMed

Update on massive transfusion Br J Anaesth. 2013 Dec; 111 Suppl 1:i71-82. . View in PubMed

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in transfusion medicine: the unknown risks Vox Sang. 2013 Nov; 105(4):271-82. . View in PubMed

Granulocyte transfusion therapy in pediatric patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a 5-year single tertiary care center experience J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Nov; 34(8):e332-6. . View in PubMed

The use of plerixafor in hematopoietic progenitor cell collection in pediatric patients: a single center experience Cytotherapy. 2012 Apr; 14(4):467-72. . View in PubMed

Therapeutic plasma exchange for the treatment of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis J Clin Apher. 2011 Dec; 26(6):320-5. . View in PubMed

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