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Dr. Karen King


apheresis support for solid organ transplantation Transfusion support for patients with sickle cell disease


Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncology


M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD)
Fellow in Transfusion Medicine (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Clinical Interests

Therapeutic apheresis, Immunohematology, Transfusion Support of Hematology-Oncology Patients

Journal Citations

King K, Vogelsang GB. Graft versus host disease (GVHD): recent advances including the use of photopheresis. Curr Opin in Organ Transplant 2005;10:51-58.

King KE, Ness PM. Treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Seminars in Hematology 2005;42:131-136.

Sukkar A, Mollura D, King KE, Spivak J, Hassoun PM, McDyer JF. A case of pulmonary hypertension associated with a rare congenital hemolytic anemia. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 2005;12:319-322.

Segev DL, Simpkins CE, Warren DS, King KE, Shirey RS, Maley WR, Melancon JK, Cooper M, Kozlowski T, Montgomery RA. ABO incompatible high-titer renal transplantation without splenectomy or anti-CD20 treatment. Am J Transplant 2005;5:2570-2575.

Buetens O, Shirey RS, Goble-Lee M, Houp J, Zachary A, King KE, Ness PM. Prevalence of HLA antibodies in transfused patients with and without red cell antibodies. Transfusion 2006;46:754-756.

Haas M, Rahman MH, Racusen LC, Kraus ES, Bagnasco SM, Segev DL, Simpkins CE, Warren DS, King KE, Zachary AA, Montgomery RA. C4d and C3d staining in biopsies of ABO- and HLA-incompatible renal allografts: correlation with histologic findings. Am J Transplant 2006;6:1829-1840.

Tobian AAR, King KE, Ness PM. Transfusion premedications: a growing practice not based on evidence. Transfusion 2007;47:1089-1096.

Garibaldi B, King KE, Jaffe JM, Moliterno AR. Hypersplenism induced by splenic vein ligation. Am J Hematol, in press.

Shah AS, Cook T, Conte JV, McDyer J, Orens J, King KE, Lefell MS, Zachary AA. A tailored approach to the highly sensitized lung transplant patient. Submitted for publication.


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