Dr. Randin Nelson

Dr. Randin NelsonRandin Nelson, MD
Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Associate Director, Transfusion Services

1000 East Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Dr. Nelson is the associate director of Transfusion Services.




Dr. Nelson received his MD from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, and a fellowship in transfusion medicine and blood banking at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.


Dr. Nelson is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and blood banking and transfusion medicine.

Professional Affiliations:

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
College of American Pathologists  (CAP)
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
American Society for Apheresis (ASFA)
International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT)

Recent Academic Activity

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Goldfinger M, Shapiro L, Mustafa J, Lombardo A, Khatun F, Joseph F, Gillick K, Naik A, Elkind R, Abreu M, Fehn K, de Castro A, Binakaj D, Nelson R, Paroder M, Uehlinger J, Gritsman K, Sica R, Kornblum N, Shastri A, Mantzaris I, Bachier L, Braunschweig I, Verma A, Pradhan K. Safety of Axicabtagene Ciloleucel for Relapsed/Refractory Large B-cell Lymphoma in an Elderly Intercity Population. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021;In :Press.

Barouqa M, Szymanski J, Nelson R, Jofre S, Paroder M. Bone marrow necrosis and fat embolism syndrome in sickle cell disease: A rapidly deteriorating complication. Transfusion. 2021;In :Press.

Szymanski J, Mohrmann L, Carter J, Nelson R, Chekuri S, Assa A, Spund B, Reyes-Gil M, Uehlinger J, Baron S, Paroder M. ABO blood type association with SARS-CoV-2 infection mortality: A single-center population in New York City. Transfusion. 2021;In :Press.

Choudhuri J, Carter J, Nelson R, Skalina K, Osterbur-Badhey M, Johnston A, Goldstein D, Paroder M, Szymanski J. SARS-CoV-2 PCR cycle threshold at hospital admission associated with patient mortality. PLoS ONE. 2020;15(12):e0244777.

Nelson R, Fellowes V, Jin P, Liu Hui, Highfill S, Ren J, Szymanski J, Flegel W, Stroncek, D. Group O Plasma as a Media Supplement for CAR-T Cells and other Adoptive T-Cell Therapies. Transfusion. 2020;60(5):1004-1014.

Abbasi A, Peeke S, Shah N, Mustafa J, Khatun F, Lombardo A, Abreu M, Elkind R, Fehn K, de Castro A, Wang Y, Derman O, Nelson R, Uehlinger J, Gritsman K, Sica RA, Kornblum N, Mantzaris I, Shastri A, Janakiram M, Goldfinger M, Verma A, Braunschweig I, Bachier-Rodriguez L. Axicabtagene ciloleucel CD19 CAR-T Cell therapy results in high rates of systemic and neurologic remissions in 10 patients with refractory Large B-cell Lymphoma including 2 with HIV and viral hepatitis. J Hematol Oncol . 2020;13(1):1-4.

Allen E, Nelson R, Flegel W. How We Evaluate Red Cell Compatibility and Transfusion Support for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Undergoing Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation. Transfusion. 2018;58(11):2483-2489.

Nelson R, Ivey J, Eder A. Delayed Presentation of a Septic Transfusion Reaction. Transfusion. 2017;57(10):2309-2310.

Reese E, Nelson R, Flegel W, Byrne K, Booth G. Critical Value Reporting in Transfusion Medicine: A Survey of Communication Practices in U.S. Facilities. Am J Clin Patho. 2017;147(5):492-499.

Abstracts, Posters, and Other Presentations:

Cameron S, Szymanski J, Carter J, Paroder M, Nelson R, Uehlinger, J. Automated Predictive Tools for Rapid Diagnosis of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Poster. American Association of Blood Banks, San Antonio, Texas, October 2019.

Semple S, Szymanski J, Paroder M, Nelson R, Carter J, Uehlinger, J. Delineating the Risk of Hidden Wrong Blood in Tube: One Institution’s Experience. Poster. American Association of Blood Banks, San Antonio, Texas, October 2019.

Serrano-Rahman L, Szymanski J, Nelson R, Carter J, Paroder M, Uehlinger J. Extension of Shelf-Life Using Verax Significantly Reduces Platelet Wastage due to Expiry Mobilization. Poster. American Association of Blood Banks, San Antonio, Texas, October 2019.

Nelson R, Scott R, Pogue S, Adams S, Flegel W, Cantilena C. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) in Breastmilk of a Nursing Donor during Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell (HPC) Mobilization. Poster. American Association of Blood Banks, Boston, Massachusetts, Octobe 2018.

Nelson R. Delivering the Message: Communication of Critical Values and Vital Results from Blood Bank to Bedside. Presentation. American Association of Blood Banks, San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2017.

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