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Zbigniew M. Szczepiorkowski, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor of Medicine

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

1991 MD Medical Academy, Warsaw, Poland
1997 PhD Postgraduate Center of Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland

Immunology Program
Dartmouth Cancer Center

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: Rubin 703
Phone: 603-650-7171
Fax: 603-650-4845
Email: ziggy@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Paula Martell
Asst. Phone: 603-650-7114
Asst. Email: Paula.W.Martell@hitchcock.org

Professional Interests

Translational research leading to introduction of novel cellular therapies applied broadly across the field of medicine.
Evidence based approach to the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice.

Selected Publications


Analytical validation of a semi-automated methodology for quantitative measurement of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater collected in northern New England.
Robbins AA, Gallagher TL, Toledo DM, Hershberger KC, Salmela SM, Barney RE, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Tsongalis GJ, Martin IW, Hubbard JA, Lefferts JA
Microbiol Spectr. 2024 Jun 4;12(6):e0112223. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.01122-23. Epub 2024 May 15.
PMID: 38747589

Use of Intravenous Albumin: A Guideline From the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines.
Callum J, Skubas NJ, Bathla A, Keshavarz H, Clark EG, Rochwerg B, Fergusson D, Arbous S, Bauer SR, China L, Fung M, Jug R, Neill M, Paine C, Pavenski K, Shah PS, Robinson S, Shan H, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Thevenot T, Wu B, Stanworth S, Shehata N, International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines Intravenous Albumin Guideline Group
Chest. 2024 Mar 4; pii: S0012-3692(24)00285-X. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2024.02.049. Epub 2024 Mar 4.
PMID: 38447639

Introduction of EUBIS standards to upgrade inspections of blood establishments to improve the safety of blood transfusion: The Polish experience.
Lachert E, Antoniewicz-Papis J, Mikołowska A, Kubis J, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Łętowska M
Transfus Med. 2023 Dec;33(6):460-466. doi: 10.1111/tme.13007. Epub 2023 Sep 21.
PMID: 37732379

Impact of therapeutic and low volume plasma exchange on clinical laboratory parameters in patients treated for Alzheimer's disease from the AMBAR study.
Grifols C, Barcelo M, Nuñez L, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Boada M, Lopez OL, Paez A
Ther Apher Dial. 2023 Oct;27(5):949-959. doi: 10.1111/1744-9987.14002. Epub 2023 May 21.
PMID: 37211527

Antibody Titers in Transfusion Medicine: A Critical Reevaluation of Testing Accuracy, Reliability, and Clinical Use.
Karafin MS, DeSimone RA, Dvorak J, Metcalf RA, Pagano MB, Park YA, Schwartz J, Souers RJ, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Uhl L, Ramsey G
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 Dec 1;147(12):1351-1359. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2022-0248-CP.
PMID: 36730468

Platelet components and bacterial contamination: hospital perspective 2022.
Szczepiorkowski ZM, Pagano MB
Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2022 Dec 9;2022(1):430-436. doi: 10.1182/hematology.2022000402.
PMID: 36485080

Feasibility, safety, and tolerability of two modalities of plasma exchange with albumin replacement to treat elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease in the AMBAR study.
Boada M, Kiprov D, Anaya F, Lopez OL, Nuñez L, Olazaran J, Lima J, Grifols C, Barcelo M, Rohe R, Prieto-Fernandez C, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Paez A
J Clin Apher. 2023 Feb;38(1):45-54. doi: 10.1002/jca.22026. Epub 2022 Oct 28.
PMID: 36305459

Passive order auditing associated with reductions in red blood cell utilization: National blood shortage experience.
Ondrasik RM, Khan J, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Levy JJ, Dunbar NM
Transfusion. 2022 Aug;62(8):1551-1558. doi: 10.1111/trf.17008. Epub 2022 Jul 11.
PMID: 35815525

Evaluation of amotosalen and UVA pathogen-reduced apheresis platelets after 7-day storage.
Cancelas JA, Genthe JR, Stolla M, Rugg N, Bailey SL, Nestheide S, Shaz B, Mack S, Schroeder K, Anani W, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Dumont LJ, Yegneswaran S, Corash L, Mufti N, Benjamin RJ, Erickson AC
Transfusion. 2022 Aug;62(8):1619-1629. doi: 10.1111/trf.17003. Epub 2022 Jul 9.
PMID: 35808974

Obstetric and Newborn Weak D-Phenotype RBC Testing and Rh Immune Globulin Management Recommendations: Lessons From a Blinded Specimen-Testing Survey of 81 Transfusion Services.
Ramsey G, Park YA, Eder AF, Bobr A, Karafin MS, Karp JK, King KE, Pagano MB, Schwartz J, Szczepiorkowski ZM, Souers RJ, Thomas L, Delaney M
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2023 Jan 1;147(1):71-78. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2021-0250-CP.
PMID: 35486492

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