Caroline Alquist

Caroline Raasch Alquist

Director of Hoxworth Blood Center’s Transplantation Immunology Division

Health UC - Georgetown

COM Pathology Hoxworth Appts - 0529

Professional Summary

Dr. Caroline Alquist is boarded in anatomic and clinical pathology, transfusion medicine/blood banking, as well as histocompatibility and immunogenetics. Dr. Alquist is an ASHI-accredited HLA director and an active member of multiple AABB, ASFA, and ASHI committees. She is committed to collaborative transplant and transfusion research and medical education.

Education

MD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA, 2011

PhD, Louisiana State University Health Science Center New Orleans, LA, 2009

Positions and Work Experience

2019 -2020 Section Head of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

2019 -2020 Medical Co-Director, Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (HLA) Lab, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

2016 -2020 Transfusion Medicine Physician, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

2017 -2019 Assistant Medical Director, Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (HLA) Lab, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Ochsner Health, New Orleans, LA

Research and Practice Interests

UC Health Specialities

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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, ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book Chapter

Alquist CR (2018 )Clinical Risk in Apheresis-derived Cellular Therapy Risk Management in Transfusion Medicine .Elsevier Academic Press

Alquist CR and Harm S (2020 )Transfusion-Service-Related Activities: Pretransfusion Testing and Storage, Monitoring, Processing, Distribution, and Inventory Management of Blood Components The Technical Manual, 20th edition .AABB

Helander L and Alquist CR Modern Blood Banking Essentials of Blood Product Management in Anesthesia Practice .Springer Science and Business Media

Alquist CR and Dunbar NM History of Therapeutic Apheresis Apheresis Principles and Practice: Volume 1 - Therapeutic Apheresis, 4th edition .AABB

Post Graduate Training and Education

2011-2015 Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, ,New Orleans, LA

2015-2016 Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , ,Lebanon, NH

Contact Information

Academic - Phone: 5135581515