Clinical Focus


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Board of Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine (2008)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship (2008) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2007)
  • Residency: UCSD Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency (2007) CA
  • Medical Education: Drexel University College of Medicine (2003) PA

All Publications


  • Interferon-gamma release assay for accurate detection of SARS-CoV-2 T cell response. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Murugesan, K., Jagannathan, P., Pham, T. D., Pandey, S., Bonilla, H. F., Jacobson, K., Parsonnet, J., Andrews, J. R., Weiskopf, D., Sette, A., Pinsky, B. A., Singh, U., Banaei, N. 2020

    Abstract

    We investigated feasibility and accuracy of an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) for detection of T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2. Whole blood IGRA accurately distinguished between convalescents and uninfected healthy blood donors with a predominantly CD4+ T cell response. SARS-CoV-2 IGRA may serve as a useful diagnostic tool in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/cid/ciaa1537

    View details for PubMedID 33035306

  • SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia in a Healthy Blood Donor 40 Days After Respiratory Illness Resolution. Annals of internal medicine Pham, T. D., Huang, C., Wirz, O. F., Röltgen, K., Sahoo, M. K., Layon, A., Pandey, S., Foung, S. K., Boyd, S. D., Pinsky, B. A. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.7326/L20-0725

    View details for PubMedID 32678685

  • HLA Class II Donor-Specific Antibody Desensitization with Nonleukoreduced Irradiated Whole Blood Pretransplant Jacob, R., Tho Pham, Vina, M., Zhang, M., Johnston, L., Hussain, M., Pandey, S. WILEY. 2019: 94A
  • Do high-risk behavior deferrals work? How to make it better? Transfusion Pandey, S., Shan, H. 2019; 59 (7): 2180–83

    View details for DOI 10.1111/trf.15409

    View details for PubMedID 31268590

  • International Validation of a Dithiothreitol (DTT)-Based Method to Resolve the Daratumumab Interference with Blood Compatibility Testing Chapuy, C. I., Aguad, M. D., Nicholson, R. T., AuBuchon, J. P., Cohn, C. S., Delaney, M., Cid, J., Dzik, W., Fung, M. K., Greinacher, A., Ang, A., Devine, D. V., Dunbar, N. M., Garritsen, H., Goodnough, L. T., Herron, R., Hervig, T. A., Knudson, C., Kutner, J. M., Nizzi, F., Pandey, S., Rioux-Masse, B., Selleng, K., Sweeney, J., Takanashi, M., Tobian, A. R., Wall, L., Wendel, S., Westerman, D. A., Unger, M., Doshi, P., Murphy, M. F., Dumont, L. J., Kaufman, R. M., BEST Collaborative AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY. 2015