Minh-Ha Tran

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Clinical Professor, 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
Clinical Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Professor, UCI School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine (Joint Appointment)

Medical Director, UCI Transfusion Medicine Service, UC Irvine Medical Center
Awards and Honors
2019 Exceptional Faculty Service Award - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2019 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Recognition
2018 Orange County Medical Association Physicians of Excellence Recognition
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
Tang TTM, Tran MH. Transfusion Transmitted Babesiosis: A Systematic Review of Reported Cases. Transfusion and Apheresis Sciences. Manuscript # TRASCI-D-20-00070R1 Accepted for Publication May 31, 2020
Tran MH, Brown D, Woo JS, Perez-Alvarez I, Chavan R. Diversion of Prime to Ameliorate Citrate Toxicity in Pediatric Extracorporeal Photopheresis. Transfusion and Apheresis Sciences. Manuscript ID# TRASCI-D-20-00074R1 Accepted for Publication May 31, 2020.
Tran MH, Knight B, Duong AH. Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Reversal: Andexxa versus 4 Factor Prothrombin Concentrates. Transfusion Apheresis Science, 2019;1:102649 Online Ahead of Print. PMID: 31606337.
Tran MH, Wilcox T, Tran PN. Catheter-Related Right Atrial Thrombosis. J Vasc Access, 2019;Sep 25:1129729819873851 Online Ahead of Print. PMID: 31552793.
Woo JS, Pach D, Perez-Alvarez I, Tran MH. Transcending Gender: Recognizing the Impact of Gender Identity on Blood Collection. Transfusion, 2019;59(7):2481-2482. PMID: 31268596.
Tran MH. Chapter 21: Blood Product Replacements. In: OB/Gyn Hospital Medicine Principles and Practice. Butler JR, Amin AN, Fitzmaurice LE, Kim CM, eds. 2019 McGraw Hill Education.
Tran PN, Tran MH. Cobalamin Deficiency Presenting with Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) Features: A Systematic Review. Transfusion Apheresis Science, 2018;57(1):102-106. PMID: 29454538.
Tran MH, Perez-Alvarez I, Swaroop B. Synthetic Cannabinoid: An Unexpected Cause of Coagulopathy. Transfusion, 2018;58(11):2743-2744. PMID: 30403413.
Tran MH, Mkhikian H, Sy M, Perez-Alvarez I, Demetriou M. Long-Term Plasma Exchange as Maintenance Therapy for Cerebellar-Type Hashimoto's Encephalopathy, A Case Report. Transfusion Apheresis Science, 2018;57(3):418-420. PMID: 29891220.
Bowie M, Valencia V, Perez-Alvarez I, Tran MH. Safety Analysis of Apixaban Versus Warfarin in Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease. J Thromb Thrombolysis, 2018;46(2):246-252. PMID: 29846888.
Bower M, Borders C, Schnure A, Groysman L, Tran MH. Platelet Dysfunction and Intracerebral Hemorrhage in a Patient Treated with Empiric Piperacillin-Tazobactam in the Neurocritical Care Unit. World Neurosurg, 2018;114:204-210. PMID: 29555607.
Tran PN, Tran MH. Emerging Role of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the Management of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia. Clinical Applied Thrombosis Hemostasis, 2018;24(2):201-209. PMID: 28301915.
Tran MH, Li M, Pandey S, Antell E. Concise Guide to Transfusion Medicine. 2017, AABB Press, Bethesda, MD.
Ferrey A, Fujitani RM, Tran MH, Chang Y, Yau WL, et al. Successful Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement in a New End-Stage Renal Disease Patient with Combined Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Factor XI Deficiency. Adv Perit Dial, 2017;33(2017):22-25. PMID: 29668426.
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, 2017;11(1):56. PMID: 28249615
Okam MM, Koch TA, Tran MH. Iron Supplementation, Response in Iron-Deficiency Anemia: Analysis of Five Trials. Am J Med, 2017;130(8):991.e1-991.e8. PMID: 28454902.
Zhang K, Lu Y, Harley KT, Tran MH, et al. Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Brief Review. Hematology Rep, 2017;9(2):7053. PMID: 28626544.
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.
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.
Osborn MB, Tran MH. Transfusion Related Emergencies. Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine, July 1(2) https://escholarship.org/uc/item/15q5r9n6
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, 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, 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/
Tran MH. Pearl of Laboratory Medicine: "Principles of Anticoagulant Reversal". Clinical Chemistry, Pearl ID#: CLINCHEM/2016/263004. Accepted for Publication 9/26/16.
Lee V, Tran MH. Pathogen Reduction of Transfusable Blood Products. Blood News, July 2016. http://www.hospitals.unitedbloodservices.org/hospitalnewsletters/2016-07-jul.pdf
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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, Stevens WT. Aggregation of Red Cells with 5% Dextrose. Transfusion, 2008;48(6):1049. PMID: 18713109.
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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