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Tina S. Ipe, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Ipe received her MPH degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and her MD degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. She then pursued a clinical pathology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA, and completed a fellowship in transfusion medicine at the same institution. In 2013, Dr. Ipe joined Houston Methodist Hospital as an Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine. She is currently the Medical Director of Donor Services.  Dr. Ipe is board certified in clinical pathology and transfusion medicine by the American Board of Pathology.

Description of Research

Dr. Ipe’s research interests focus on translational research in transfusion medicine, namely analysis of apheresis data for improvement of patient outcomes.


The BEST criteria improve sensitivity for detecting positive cultures in residual blood components cultured in suspected septic transfusion reactions
the SCARED Study Investigators on behalf of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative 2019, Transfusion, vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 2292-2300.

Therapeutic plasma exchange for management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Results of an international practice survey
Onwuemene, OA, Zantek, ND, Rollins-Raval, MA, Raval, JS, Kiss, JE, Ipe, TS, Kuchibhatla, M, Pagano, MB & Wong, ECC 2019, Journal of Clinical Apheresis.

Donath-Landsteiner test
Kilty, M & Ipe, TS 2019, Immunohematology, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 3-6.

The apheresis management of patients undergoing transplantation: a concise review
on behalf of the Apheresis Subsection of the AABB 2019, Transfusion.

Bone Marrow Necrosis in Sickle Cell-Beta Thalassemia Patient Mimicking Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Myers, CF & Ipe, TS 2018, Annals of clinical and laboratory science, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 670-673.

Vascular access for therapeutic plasma exchange
Ipe, TS & Marques, MB 2018, Transfusion, vol. 58, pp. 580-589.

The utility of therapeutic plasma exchange for amphotericin B overdose
Monroig-Bosque, PDC, Balk, J, Segura, F, Salazar, E, Leveque, C & Ipe, TS 2018, Transfusion and Apheresis Science.

Ultrasound view of vein collapse during therapeutic apheresis performed with peripheral access
Salazar, E, Otterness, C, Colavecchia, AC, Garcia, S, Miguel, R, Segura, FJ, Ipe, TS & Leveque, C 2018, Transfusion.

Electronic patient identification for sample labeling reduces wrong blood in tube errors
on behalf of the BEST Collaborative 2018, Transfusion.

Therapeutic and donor apheresis
Adamski, J, Ipe, TS & Kinard, T 2017, . in H Pham & L Williams, III (eds), Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis, and Hemostasis: Review Questions and Case Studies. 1st edn, Elsevier, pp. 327-351.

The management of anticoagulation in patients undergoing therapeutic plasma exchange: A concise review
Shunkwiler, SM, Pham, HP, Wool, G, Ipe, TS, Fang, DC, Biller, E, Treml, A, Weiss, J, Baron, BW & Berg, M 2017, Journal of Clinical Apheresis.

Critical updates in the 7th edition of the American society for apheresis guidelines
Ipe, TS, Pham, HP & Williams, LA 2017, Journal of Clinical Apheresis.

An extremely rare splice site mutation in the gene encoding complement factor I in a patient with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome
Ipe, TS, Lim, J, Reyes, MA, Ero, M, Leveque, C, Lewis, B & Kain, J 2017, Journal of Clinical Apheresis.

Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access for therapeutic apheresis procedures reduces need for central venous catheters
Salazar, E, Garcia, S, Miguel, R, Segura, FJ, Ipe, TS & Leveque, C 2016, Journal of Clinical Apheresis.

Extracorporeal photopheresis for the treatment of autoimmune diseases
Adamski, J, Kinard, T, Ipe, T & Cooling, L 2015, Transfusion and Apheresis Science, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 171-182.

Severe hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-D in a D+ patient with sickle cell disease
Ipe, TS, Wilkes, JJ, Hartung, HD, Westhoff, CM, Chou, ST & Friedman, DF 2015, Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. e135-e137.

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