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Education and Training:

B.S., SUNY at Buffalo; Buffalo, New York (1975)

M.D., SUNY at Stony Brook; Stony Brook, New York (1979)

Internship, Internal Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital; Boston, MA, (1979-80)

Residency, Internal Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital; Boston, Massachusetts (1980-82)

Fellowship, Division of Hematology, University of Washington; Seattle, Washington (1983-87)

Terry Gernsheimer, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology
University of Washington School of Medicine

Director of Medical Education
Puget Sound Blood Center

Medical Director of Transfusion
University of Washington Medical Center and
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Office Address:
Puget Sound Blood Center
Box 359190
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone:   (206) 292-6521
Fax:       (206) 233-3331
E-mail:   bldbuddy @u.washington.edu



Bleeding and Thrombotic disorders, platelet disorders


Platelet transfusion and platelet immunology, autoimmune platelet disorders


Ballem PJ, Segal GM, Stratton JR, Gernsheimer T, Adamson JW, Slichter SJ. Mechanisms of thrombocytopenia in chronic autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura. Evidence of both impaired platelet production and increased platelet clearance. J Clin Invest. 1987 Jul;80(1):33-40.

Reiner A, Gernsheimer T, Slichter SJ. Pulse cyclophosphamide therapy for refractory autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura. Blood. 1995 Jan 15;85(2):351-8.

Gernsheimer T. Leukocyte reduction and ultraviolet B irradiation of platelets to prevent alloimmunization and refractoriness to platelet transfusions. As a member of “The Trial to Reduce Alloimmunization to Platelets (TRAP) Study Group.” N Engl J Med. 1997 Dec 25;337(26):1861-9.

Collier AC, Kalish LA, Busch MP, Gernsheimer T, Assmann SF, Lane TA, Asmuth DM, Lederman MM, Murphy EL, Kumar P, Kelley M, Flanigan TP, McMahon DK, Sacks HS, Kennedy MS, Holland PV; Viral Activation Transfusion Study Group. Leukocyte-reduced red blood cell transfusions in patients with anemia and human immunodeficiency virus infection: the Viral Activation Transfusion Study: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2001 Mar 28;285(12):1592-601.

Gernsheimer TB. The pathophysiology of ITP revisited: ineffective thrombopoiesis and the emerging role of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in the management of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2008:219-26. PubMed

Provan D, Stasi R, Newland AC, Blanchette VS, Bolton-Maggs P, Bussel JB, Chong BH, Cines DB, Gernsheimer TB, Godeau B, Grainger J, Greer I, Hunt BJ, Imbach PA, Lyons G, McMillan R, Rodeghiero F, Sanz MA, Tarantino M, Watson S, Young J, Kuter DJ. International consensus report on the investigation and management of primary immune thrombocytopenia. Blood. 2010 Jan 14;115(2):168-86. Epub 2009 Oct 21. Review.

Kuter DJ, Gernsheimer TB. Thrombopoietin and platelet production in chronic immune thrombocytopenia. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2009 Dec;23(6):1193-211. Review.

Slichter SJ, Kaufman RM, Assmann SF, McCullough J, Triulzi DJ, Strauss RG, Gernsheimer TB, Ness PM, Brecher ME, Josephson CD, Konkle BA, Woodson RD, Ortel TL, Hillyer CD, Skerrett DL, McCrae KR, Sloan SR, Uhl L, George JN, Aquino VM, Manno CS, McFarland JG, Hess JR, Leissinger C, Granger S. Dose of prophylactic platelet transfusions and prevention of hemorrhage. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 18;362(7):600-13.

Gernsheimer TB, George JN, Aledort LM, Tarantino MD, Sunkara U, Matthew Guo D, Nichol JL. Evaluation of bleeding and thrombotic events during long-term use of romiplostim in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). J Thromb Haemost. 2010 Jun;8(6):1372-82. Epub 2010 Mar 3.

Gernsheimer T, James AH, Stasi R. How I treat thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. Blood. 2013 Jan 3;121(1):38-47. doi: 10.1182/blood-2012-08-448944. Epub 2012 Nov 13. Review.

Rodeghiero F, Michel M, Gernsheimer T, Ruggeri M, Blanchette V, Bussel JB, Cines DB, Cooper N, Godeau B, Greinacher A, Imbach P, Khellaf M, Klaassen RJ, Kühne T, Liebman H, Mazzucconi MG, Newland A, Pabinger I, Tosetto A, Stasi R. Standardization of bleeding assessment in immune thrombocytopenia: report from the International Working Group. Blood. 2013 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]