Ravi Sarode, M.D.

  • John H. Childers, M.D. Professorship in Pathology
  • Pathology


Ravi Sarode, MD, is a Professor of Pathology, the Chief of Pathology, and the Medical Director of Clinical Laboratory Services at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also the Medical Director of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis. He holds the John H. Childers, MD, Professorship in Pathology. He went to MGM Medical College in Indore, India for his medical degree. He did his Pathology and Hematology training at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India where he was assistant professor of Hematology. He came to the Blood Center of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Sarode has been actively involved in basic and clinical research (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia, Therapeutic Apheresis in general and, red cell exchange in sickle cell anemia in particular, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, platelet function disorders, reducing the misuse of blood products in clinical practice, Prothrombin Complex Concentrates and target specific oral anticoagulants). He has participated as a principal investigator for more than 10 clinical research studies including comparing Beriplex (KCentra) with plasma for warfarin reversal. He has published more than 135 journal articles, 13 book chapters, and numerous scientific abstracts. He was an editor of the Journal of Clinical Apheresis before becoming the Co-Editor-in-Chief of “Transfusion and Apheresis Science”, and he is also on the editorial board of Transfusion Medicine Reviews. He has been a reviewer for journals including Blood, The Lancet, Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, JAMA, Transfusion, British Journal of Hematology and many others. He is the past president of the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA). . He is the recipient of several awards including ASFA Presidential Award this year, Outstanding Physician Award at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Vernie A. Stembridge Resident Teaching Award. He is a sitting member of the Advisory Committee on Blood/Tissue Safety and Availability” advising the Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services of the United States.


Education & Training
  • Medical School - Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (1977-1981)
  • Internship - MGM Medical College, Indore, India (1981-1982), Rotating
  • Junior Resident - PGIMER, India (1983-1986), Pathology
  • Senior Resident - PGIMER, India (1986-1988), Hematopathology
  • Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (1995-1997), Pathology
  • Graduate School - UT Dallas/Naveen Jindal School of Management, Management and Administrative Sciences
  • Fellowship - The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin (1992-1994), Transfusion Medicine
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Dallas/Naveen Jindal School of Management
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) (2018), Co-Chair SSC Subcommittee on control of Anticoagulation
  • Foundation for Women and Girls with Bleeding Disorder (2018), Board Member
  • American Society for Apheresis (2012-2013), President
  • ISTH (2018), Member of guidance and gidleines committee
  • American Society of Hematology - Member, Choosing Wisely Campaign (2014), Member, Choosing Wisely Campaign
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society (2015), Co-Chair, Fellow's training work-shop
Honors & Awards
  • Dr Masahiro Chiga Memorial Lectureship 2015, Kansas University Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Presidential Award at ASFA the 36th annual meeting 2015, American Society of Apheresis
  • John H. Childers, MD, Professorship in Pathology 2014, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Co-Editor: Hematological Complications in Obstetrics, Pregnancy and Gynecology, Bick RL, 2006, Cambridge University Press
  • Guest Editor for Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America 2006-2007, Platelet Disorder Issue, 2007
  • Resident Teaching Award 2005, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Outstanding Physician Award 2000, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • XII Congress of International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Tokyo, Japan, Travel Award 1989, "Xa and thrombin like procoagulant activities of tumors" Sarode et al,
Books & Publications
  • Apheresis
  • Hemostasis in general or chronic liver disease in particular
  • Heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
  • Hypercoagulability
  • Platelet dysfunction
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura