Minh-Ha Tran

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Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine, Pathology
School of Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathy, Western University of Health Sciences

Phone: (714) 456-8925
Email: minhhat1@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
UCIMC, Bldg. 1, Rm. 3003
Mail Code: 4805
Irvine, CA 92697
Academic Distinctions
2017 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Recognition
2013 AABB Top Poster Award
2012 AABB Top Poster Award
2012 UCI ARISE Award for Innovation
2006 AABB-Baxter Fellowship Award
2003 Mercy Hospital “Putting People First” Award (Sept. 28)
2003 Mercy Hospital “Putting People First” Award (April 11)
2000 Charles M. Vowels, MD Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Associate Clinical Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine (Joint Appointment)
Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine Division, UC Irvine Medical Center

UC Cardiothoracic Surgery Steering Committee; Team Lead, Blood Conservation Working Group
Tran MH. Pearl of Laboratory Medicine: "Principles of Anticoagulant Reversal". Clinical Chemistry, Pearl ID#: CLINCHEM/2016/263004. Accepted for Publication 9/26/16.
Osborn MB, Tran MH. Transfusion Related Emergencies. Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine, July 1(2) https://escholarship.org/uc/item/15q5r9n6
Lee V, Tran MH. Pathogen Reduction of Transfusable Blood Products. Blood News, July 2016. http://www.hospitals.unitedbloodservices.org/hospitalnewsletters/2016-07-jul.pdf
El Masry M, Eisenbud L, Tran MH. Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in The Setting of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, Manuscript ID#JMCR-D-16-00453R1. Accepted for Publication 12/27/16.
Tran MH, Chaffin J. Blood Bank Guy Essentials Episode 007: "The Who, Where, What, Why, When, and How of Massive Transfusion" (5/9/16) available to view and download on iTunes at: http://www.bbguy.org/2016/05/09/bbge-007-minh-tran-massive-transfusion/
Raufi AG, Scott S, Darwish O, Harley K, Kahlon K, Desai S, Lu Y, Tran MH. Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Secondary to Lupus Nephritis, Responsive to Eculizumab. Hematology Reports, 2016;8:6625. http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/hr.2016.6625. PMID: 27781079.
Mkhikian H, Tran MH. Exacerbation of Myasthenia Symptoms Following Intravenous Iron Administration. Transfusion Medicine, 2016;26(5):381-382. PMID: 27527607.
Tran MH, Vossoughi S, Harm S, Dunbar N, Fung M. Massive Transfusion Protocol: Communication Ordering Practices Survey (MTP COPS). American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2016;146(3):319-323. PMID: 27510718.
Tran MH, Chan C, Pasch W, Carpenter P, Ichii H, Foster C. Treatment of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis Recurrence in the Renal Allograft: A Report of Two Cases. Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis, 2016;6(1):53-60. PMID: 27099858.
Tran MH, Foster CE, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Ichii H. Kidney Transplantation in Obese Patients. World Journal of Transplantation, March 24, 2016;6(1):135-143. PMID: 27011911.
Tran MH: Transfusion Thresholds: Platelet Transfusion. In: Waters JH, Frank SM, eds. Patient Blood Management: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Optimizing Care. Bethesda, MD: AABB Press/SABM, 2016.
Tran MH, King NC. Epidemiology and Symptomatology of Long-Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticide Poisoning. Journal of Epidemiological Research, 2016;2(2):eVersion First. DOI:10.5430/jer.v2n2p1.
Rinehart J, Lee TC, Kaneshiro K, Tran MH, Sun C, Kain Z. Validation of a perioperative blood ordering optimization process using information from an anesthesia information management system. Transfusion, 2016;56(4):938-945. PMID: 26876784.
Okam MM, Koch T, Tran MH. Iron deficiency anemia treatment response to oral iron therapy: a pooled analysis of five randomized controlled trials. Haematologica, 2016 101(1):e6-7. PMID: 26518747.
King N, Tran MH. Long-Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticide (Superwarfarin) Poisoning: A Review of Its Historical Development, Epidemiology, and Clinical Management. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 2015;29(4):250-258. PMID: 26239439.
Tran MH. AABB Technical Manual, 18th Edition: AABB Book Review. http://marketplace.aabb.org/EbusPPROD/Default.aspx?TabID=55&ProductId=2042730
Sarkissian S, Kahlon K, Walavalkar V, Siaghani P, Tran MH, Harley K. Renal manifestations of alternate complement pathway dysregulation. J Urol Nephrol, 2015;2(1):4. ISSN: 2380-0585.
Tran MH, Ward DC. Blood Component Therapy. Osteopathic Family Physician, 2015;7(3):21-33.
Tran MH. Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia. Blood News, Jan 2015. http://www.hospitals.unitedbloodservices.org/hospitalnewsletters/2015-01-jan-UBS.pdf
Tran MH. The Platelet as a Target for Damage. In: Linda M. McManus, Richard N. Mitchell, Eds. Pathobiology of Human Disease. San Diego: Elsevier, 2014. p3115-3138.
Tran MH, Lin DM, Wilcox T, Schiro D, Cannesson M, Milliken J. Effects of a multimodality blood conservation schema toward improvement of intraoperative hemoglobin levels and off-pump transfusions in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Transfusion, 2014;54(10 Pt 2):2769-2773. PMID: 24919540
Woodall W, Nguyen V, Tran MH. Evaluation of Donor Factors Contributing To Plateletpheresis Yields Among Apheresis Platelet Donors. Journal of Clinical Apheresis, 2014;29(3):139-147. PMID: 24222645.
Lin D, Lin E, Tran MH. Efficacy and Safety of Erythropoietin and Intravenous Iron in Perioperative Blood Management: A Systematic Review. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 2013;27:221-234. PMID: 24135037.
Osby M, Barton P, Lam C, Tran MH. Anticoagulant Citrate Dextrose Formula A Versus Heparin as Primary Lock Solutions for Therapeutic Apheresis. Transfusion 2014;54(3):735-743. PMID: 23834205.
Lin DM, Tran MH. The Authors' Reply. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 2014;28(1):32. PMID: 24333032.
Lin D, Murphy L, Tran M. Use of Prothrombin Complex Concentrates and Fibrinogen Concentrates in the Perioperative Setting: A Systematic Review. Transfusion Medicine Reviews, 2013;27(2):91-104. PMID: 23462530.
Saharti S, Tran MH. Myasthenia Gravis. ASCP Case Reports (Formerly CheckSample), Manuscript ID# CHKS-2013-05-0039-TM.R1 - Accepted for Publication Sept 12, 2013
Bhansali D, Tran MH. Patient Blood Management: Perioperative Considerations. Transfusion Medicine CheckSample Vol 55 (1);TM 12-1 (TM-333), American Society of Clinical Pathology
Tran MH, Schiro D. Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery: Implications for Patient Blood Management. Transfusion Medicine CheckSample Manuscript ID# CHKS-2012-07-0059-TM.R1 – Accepted for Publication September 4, 2012.
Tran, MH: “Pathogen Inactivation: The Penultimate Paradigm Shift” Book Review, AABB News, May 2011;13(5):26
Goodnough LT, Tran MH, Yazer MH: Chapter 4 Transfusion Triggers, in Blood Management: Options for Better Patient Care, published jointly by AABB and Society for Advancement of Blood Management (SABM), 2008
Tran MH, Stevens WT. Aggregation of Red Cells with 5% Dextrose. Transfusion, 2008;48(6):1049. PMID: 18713109.
Qu L, Tran MH. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Transfusion Medicine. Blood Bulletin, Vol 9 #1, October 2007. Available at: http://www.americasblood.org/download/File/bulletin_v9_n1.pdf
Tran MH: “von Willebrand Disease” Transfusion Medicine Updates, 2007(#3): http://www.itxm.org/tmu/tmu2007/2007ISSUE3.pdf
Tran MH, Fadeyi E, Scheinberg P, Klein HG. Apparent hemolysis following intravenous antithymocyte globulin treatment in a patient with marrow failure and a paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria clone. Transfusion 2006, Vol 46(7)1244-1247. PMID: 16836574.
Professional Societies
American Association of Blood Banks, Member
American Society of Clinical Pathology (Fellow)
California Blood Bank Society, Member
Other Experience
Traditional Osteopathic Internship
St John West Shore Hospital 2000—2001

Internal Medicine Residency
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (Now UPMC Mercy) 2001—2004

Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
National Institutes of Health 2004—2006

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