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Caroline R. Alquist, MD,PHD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Interim Co-director; Chief Transplantation-Services Officer; Director of Transplantation Immunology & Therapeutic Apheresis; Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Blood Center | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Transfusion Medicine)
  • Residency: Louisiana State University (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)
  • Medical Degree: Louisiana State University
  • Doctoral Degree: Louisiana State University
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology) (Certification Date: 2015-07-28)
American Board of Pathology (Blood Bank-Transfusion Medicine) (Certification Date: 2016-09-06)


Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical

Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Connelly-Smith, Laura; Alquist, Caroline R; Aqui, Nicole A; Hofmann, Jan C; Klingel, Reinhard; Onwuemene, Oluwatoyosi A; Patriquin, Christopher J; Pham, Huy P; Sanchez, Amber P; Schneiderman, Jennifer; Witt, Volker; Zantek, Nicole D; Dunbar, Nancy M 2023. Guidelines on the Use of Therapeutic Apheresis in Clinical Practice - Evidence-Based Approach from the Writing Committee of the American Society for Apheresis: The Ninth Special Issue. Journal of clinical apheresis, 38 2, 77-278

Salazar, Ryan D; Weidner, Krystol R; Alquist, Caroline R 2023. Therapeutic plasma exchange in refractory Susac's syndrome: A brief report. Journal of clinical apheresis, ,

Prus, Kristina; Weidner, Krystol; Alquist, Caroline 2022. Therapeutic plasma exchange in adolescent and adult patients with autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. Journal of clinical apheresis, 37 6, 597-599

Alquist, Caroline R; Helander, Louise 2021. Transfusion Blood Bank (Recipient) Testing. Clinics in laboratory medicine, 41 4, 599-610

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

Wadge, Gordon; Zhang, Jenny; Seal, John; Cooper, Edgar Shannon; Alquist, Caroline R 2021. Directed Donation: Special Considerations and Review for Contemporary Clinical Practices. The Ochsner journal, 21 3, 281-286

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

Vinson A.D.; Rampolla-Selles R.; Cooper E.S.; Alquist C.R. 09-01-2018. Non-human leukocyte antigen antibody-mediated lung transplant rejection: The other anti-a Ochsner Journal, 18 3, 260-263

Alquist C.R.; Root L.; Dunbar N.; Szczepiorkowski Z.M. 06-01-2016. Highlighting oft-overlooked granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor kinetics Transfusion, 56 6, 1484-1485

Alquist C.R. 01-01-2019. Clinical risk in apheresis-derived cellular therapy Risk Management in Transfusion Medicine, , 133-140

Alquist C.; Szczepiorkowski Z. 01-01-2017. Transfusion service observations: Red blood cell surname-antibody pairings Ochsner Journal, 17 2, 134-135

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