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Caroline Alquist, MD, PhD, D(ABHI)

Director of Hoxworth Blood Center’s Transplantation Immunology Division

Research Interests

Transfusion Medicine; Transplant Immunology; HLA; Apheresis


Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical

  • Doctoral Degree: Louisiana State University
  • Medical Degree: Louisiana State University
  • Residency: Louisiana State University
  • Fellowship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) 20150728
  • American Board of Pathology (Blood Bank-Transfusion Medicine) 20160906
Contact Information
  • Office 5135581515

Peer Reviewed Publications

Han, Bing; Alquist, Caroline R 2021. Amber-colored Plasma in Therapeutic Plasma Exchange. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 72 3, 519-520

Prus, Kristina; Alquist, Caroline R; Cancelas, Jose A; Oh, David 2021. Decrease in serum antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in convalescent plasma donors over time. Transfusion, 61 2, 651-654

Simenson, Victoria; Burton, Jeffrey; Del Toro, Alejandra; Alquist, Caroline Raasch 2020. Acute thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in Louisiana: Seasonal distribution and evaluation of an ADAMTS13 order screening protocol Journal of Clinical Apheresis, ,

Yin, Tiffany; Alquist, Caroline Raasch 2020. Hemolytic Anemia and Thrombocytopenia: How to Treat? Clinical Chemistry, 66 6, 763-767

Dyer, C; Alquist, C R; Cole-Sinclair, M; Curnow, E; Dunbar, N M; Estcourt, L J; Kaufman, R; Kutner, J M; McCullough, J; McQuilten, Z; Potiphar, L; Rioux-Masse, B; Slichter, S; Tinmouth, A; Webert, K; Yokoyama, A P; Stanworth, S J 2018. A multicentred study to validate a consensus bleeding assessment tool developed by the biomedical excellence for safer transfusion collaborative for use in patients with haematological malignancy Vox Sanguinis, 113 3, 251-259

Vinson, Anthony D; Rampolla-Selles, Reinaldo; Cooper, E Shannon; Alquist, Caroline R 2018. Non-Human Leukocyte Antigen Antibody-Mediated Lung Transplant Rejection: The Other Anti-A The Ochsner Journal, 18 3, 260-263

Alquist, Caroline R; Szczepiorkowski, Zbigniew M 2017. Transfusion Service Observations: Red Blood Cell Surname-Antibody Pairings The Ochsner Journal, 17 2, 134-135

Alquist, Caroline R; Szczepiorkowski, Zbigniew M; Dunbar, Nancy 2017. Babesia parasitemia rebound after red blood cell exchange Journal of Clinical Apheresis, 32 4, 276-278

Raasch, Caroline E; Zhang, Ping; Siggins, Robert W; LaMotte, Lynn R; Nelson, Steve; Bagby, Gregory J 2010. Acute alcohol intoxication impairs the hematopoietic precursor cell response to pneumococcal pneumonia Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 34 12, 2035-43

Zhang, Ping; Welsh, David A; Siggins, Robert W; Bagby, Gregory J; Raasch, Caroline E; Happel, Kyle I; Nelson, Steve 2009. Acute alcohol intoxication inhibits the lineage- c-kit+ Sca-1+ cell response to Escherichia coli bacteremia. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 182 3, 1568-76

Zhang, Ping; Bagby, Gregory J; Happel, Kyle I; Raasch, Caroline E; Nelson, Steve 2008. Alcohol abuse, immunosuppression, and pulmonary infection. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 1 1, 56-67

Alquist, Caroline Raasch; McGoey, Robin; Bastian, Frank; Newman, William . Bilateral globus pallidus lesions The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 164 3, 145-6

Alquist, Caroline Raasch; McGoey, Robin; Del Valle, Luis . Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: cavitary white matter lesions The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 164 6, 332, 334-5

Erbil, Jen K; Alquist, Caroline R; Smith, David L; Wallis, J Brent; Lopez, Fred A . A 35-year-old immunocompromised man with cough of three weeks duration. Pneumocystis pneumonia The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 164 1, 52-5

Thelin, Camille; Alquist, Caroline R; Engel, Lee S; Dewenter, Tracy . Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of the colon: a case report and review The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 166 4, 143-8

Thomasson, Reggie; Alquist, Caroline Raasch; Farris, K Barton; McGoey, Robin . Pathology Image of the Month: Abdominal Pain and Peripheral Eosinophilia The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, 167 5, 244-6