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Current Appointments

  • Medical Director of Apheresis Services
  • Associate Medical Director of NMDP Apheresis Center
  • Associate Medical Director of Cell Processing Laboratory


  • 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

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

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