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Lynn Boshkov, MD
Medical Director, Hemostasis & Thrombosis Service; Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine
Rank: Professor
Clinical Services: Assessment and management of complex coagulation and transfusion medicine problems in adult and pediatric patients. Clinical hematology consultant.
Clinical Interests: Coagulation:  management of complex coagulopathies in adult and pediatric critical care, including congenital cardiac surgery and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT); novel anicoagulants
Research Interests: Coagulation:  heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, coagulation in congenital cardiac surgery, coagulation in critical care, gamma prime fibrinogen
Transfusion medicine:  Transfusion-related acute lung injury *TRALI), leukodepletion and immunomodulatory effects of transfusion
1970    BA (Biology), Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York
1981    MDCM, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec


1981-84    Intern, R2, R3 in Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
1984-85    Ryand Chief Medical Resident, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
1985-87    Fellow in Clinical Hematology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
1987-89    Research Fellow in Platelet Immunology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
1984    Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
1985    Internal Medicine (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
1987    Hematology (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada)
Previous Position:
Director of Transfusion Medicine OHSU
Selected References:
  • Lovely R, Boshkov LK, Farrell DH, Gamma A/Gamma prime fibrinogen inhibits thrombin-induced platelet aggregation, (submitted)
  • Sillliman CC, Ambruso DR, Boshkov LK. Transfusion-related acute lung injury. Blood 2005; 105: 2266-73. (invited review)
  • Alsoufi B, Boshkov LK, Kirby A, et al. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in pediatric cardiac surgery: an emerging cause of morbidity and mortality. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Sug Annu 2004; 7: 155-71. (Note: corresponding author)
  • Silliman CC, Boshkov LK, Mehdizadehkashi Z et al. Transfusion-related acute lung injury: epidemiology and a prospective analysis of etiological factors. Blood 2003; 101:454-62 (Note: corresponding author)
  • Boshkov, LK and Thorborg P, Blood and Component Therapy, In: Critical Care: The Requisites in Anesthesiology, ed: Papadakos Gl, Elsevier Science/Harcourt Health Sciences, 2005 (in press)
  • Thorborg P and Boshkov L, Coagulation and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), In: Critical Care: The Requisites in Anesthesiology, ed: Papadakos G, Elsevier Science/Harcourt Health Sciences, 2005 (in press)
  • Boshkov L, Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) and the ICU: Importance, Pathogenesis, Clinical Recognition and Management, In: Critical Care Clinics, Hematology, eds Thorborg P and Boshkov L, Elsevier Science/ Harcourt Health Sciences, 2005 (in press).

Last Updated: 08/09/2010