Patient care

Current Appointments

  • Medical Director and Executive Director of Bloodworks Apheresis
  • Medical Director of Bloodworks Bio & the Public Cord Blood Bank


  • Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience, Pomona College
  • Master of Health Administration, University of Southern California
  • Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training

  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • Fellowship in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Board Certified Specialties

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pathology in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine

Faculty Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, UW School of Medicine

Honors and Prizes

  • Dean’s Full Scholarship, University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development, 2004
  • Community Service Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2007
  • Soul of Medicine Award, Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, 2008
  • Internal Medicine Intern of the Year, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 2011
  • Internal Medicine Teaching Resident of the Year, University of California Irvine Medical Center, 2013
  • Quality Improvement Scholarship Award, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, 2013

Selected Publications

  • Lin D, Murphy LS, Tran MH. Use of Prothrombin Complex Concentrates and Fibrinogen Concentrates in the Perioperative Setting: A Systematic Review. Transfus Med Rev 2013;27(2):91-104
  • Lin D, Lin ES, Tran MH. Efficacy and Safety of Erythropoietin and Intravenous Iron in Perioperative Blood Management: A Systematic Review. Transfus Med Rev 2013; 27(4):221-234
  • Wilcox T, Lin D, Tran MH. Early intraoperative blood conservation strategies can reduce rates of off-pump RBC transfusion in on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. AABB 2013 Annual Meeting Top Poster Award, Denver, Colorado (Abstract #1721477)
  • 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):2769-2774
  • Lin DM, Goldfinger D, Lu Q, Wallace B, Kosaka-Nguyen D, Wood A, Porter B, Bumerts P, Jeffery R, Fang A, Stalcup I, Penaflorida T, Ziman A. Measuring trade-offs that matter: Assessing the impact of a new electronic crossmatch policy on the turnaround time and the crossmatch workload efficiency. Transfusion 2014; 54(12):3075-3079
  • Yazer MH, Alcantara R, Beizai P, Draper NL, Harm SK, Kutner JM, Lin D, Poglod R, Rogers TS, Sorensen CH, Sprogoe U, Welbig J, Yuen J, Ziman A; Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusions (BEST) Collaborative. Am J Clin Pathol 2016;146(2):238-243
  • Linn N, Bryan R, Ross M, Pereyra L, Lin D. Troubleshooting the Collect Concentration Monitor Alarm in Therapeutic Thrombocytapheresis. J Clin Apher 2018;33:95-96
  • Lin DM,Gibbons JM, Gallacher AT, Haley R (2018). Hematopoietic Graft Handling During Transportation. In: Schwartz J., Shaz B. (eds). Best Practices in Processing and Storage for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Advances and Controversies in Hematopoietic Transplantation and Cell Therapy. Springer, Cham
  • Lin DM, Wu Y. Implantable Vascular Access Devices – Past, Present, and Future. Transfusion 2018; 58 Suppl 1:545-548
  • Wu Y, Collins L, Karr EG, Garcia A, Hagen-Coonradt A, Lin D, Sachais BS, Schwartz J, Witt V (Eds) (2019): Apheresis Standard Operating Procedures Manual First Edition. Vancouver, BC: American Society For Apheresis.
  • Lin DM, Becker J, Wu Y, Cooling L. How Do I Perform Whole Blood Exchange? Transfusion 2020; 60(3):449-453.
  • Lin DM, Hiskey M, Huang J, Nickerson C, Saisitthidej D, Bradford A, Woodburn J, Andrea A, Skrzekut A, Tran E, Haley R. Effect of High Nucleated Cell Concentration on Product Viability and Hematopoietic Recovery in Autologous Transplantation. Transfusion 2020;60(3):575-581.

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