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Richard M. Scanlan M.D.

Dr. Scanlan currently serves as the medical director of transfusion medicine and the vice chair for laboratory medicine. His clinical interests are in transfusion medicine and FNA cytology. He earned his medical degree in 1980 from the University of California-Los Angeles, and completed his residency training in pathology at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland. Dr. Scanlan has been board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology since 1986. He is currently serving as an associate medical officer of the National Testing Labs, American Red Cross.


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley California 1973
  • M.D., University of California, Los Angeles California 1980
  • Residency:

    • Pathology, Providence St. Vincent
    • General Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, 1980-1982
    • Pathology, St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, Oregon, 1982-1986
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 1986


  • "The distinct and secondary harmful effect of pelvic and extremity injury on the outcome of laparotomy for trauma" Journal of Surgical Research March 2005
  • "Circumvallate placenta" Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine January 1995
  • "Selective injection of contrast media" Radiology July 1991
  • "Effects of cornual catheterization on uterotubal histology and function" Fertility and Sterility July 2005
  • "Transvaginal fallopian tube catheterization in an animal model" Investigative Radiology  1988
  • "Transcatheter tubal sterilization in rabbits" Investigative Radiology  1994
  • "Making thawed universal donor plasma available rapidly for massively bleeding trauma patients" Transfusion June 1 2015
  • "Lymph nodes in the human female breast" Human Pathology  2001
  • "Nonsurgical sterilization using the ESSURE device in the fallopian tubes" Journal of Women's Imaging June 2004
  • "Handling open lung biopsies" Laboratory Medicine  1985
  • "Inadvertent barium hysterosalpingography" AJR. American journal of roentgenology  1992
  • "Selective tubal sterilization in rabbits" Radiology December 1994
  • "Elevated Syndecan-1 after Trauma and Risk of Sepsis" Journal of the American College of Surgeons December 1 2018
  • "Older Blood Is Associated With Increased Mortality and Adverse Events in Massively Transfused Trauma Patients" Annals of Emergency Medicine January 1 2018
  • "Automated neutrophil cell counts had a limited ability to predict sepsis but that improved from 7 days of age" Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics January 1 2019
  • "Transfusion strategies in patients with cirrhosis" European Journal of Haematology January 1 2020

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