Paul D. Mintz, M.D.

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Paul D. Mintz, M.D.

Paul D. Mintz, M.D. Faculty Profile


Paul D. Mintz, M.D.

Director, Clinical Pathology

Professor, Pathology and Internal Medicine

Director, Clinical Laboratories and Transfusion Services

Co-Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program


University of Rochester, MD (with honors), 1974
Resident, Clinical Pathology,1974-1977, (Chief Resident '76-'77) State University of New York, Syracuse

Fellow, Clinical Coagulation ,1977-1978, Univ of North Carolina Medical Center

Fellow, Coagulation Research, 1978-1979, Temple University Medical Center


Transfusion medicine with emphasis on the indications for blood and blood component transfusion, risks of transfusion, and the collection, processing, and preservation of blood, blood components, and hematopoietic progenitor cells


President, American Association of Blood Banks 2004-2005

Clinical Staff Executive Committee, University of Virginia Health System 2002-2005


Clinical trials of pathogen-inactivated blood products and multiple devices intended for use in blood center and hospital blood banks. Defining improved conditions for the collection and preservation of platelets and red cells; methods of pre-transfusion testing for serologic incompatibility; irradiation-induced red cell damage and its consequences for blood component storage and cell survival post-transfusion.


  • Mintz P.D., Wehrli G. Irradiation eradication; ceasing cesium. Bone Marrow Transplantation. In press
  • Wehrli G., Taylor N.E., Haines A.L., Brady T.W., Mintz P.D. Instituting a thawed plasma procedure: it just makes sense and saves cents. Transfusion 2009; 49:1282-1285.
  • Lu R.P., Clark P., Mintz P.D. Hyperhemolysis syndrome: A relative contraindication for transfusion. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2008; 3:78-80.
  • Nemergut E.C., Mintz P.D., Clark P., Sawyer R.G., Pruett T.L. Cardiovascular collapse during living-directed orthotopic liver transplantation associated with the transfusion of contaminated red blood cells. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007; 21(6):870-2.
  • Clark P., Parsons T., Boyd J.C., Dewey P., Mintz P.D. Imported platelets demonstrate decreased pH and glucose by reagent strip testing when compared to locally-derived platelets. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science 2006; 36:443-446.
  • Mintz P.D., Neff A., MacKenzie M., Goodnough L.T., Hillyer C., Kessler C., McCrae K., Menitove J., Skiknee B., Damon L., Lopez-Plaza I., Rouault C., Crookston K.P., Benjamin R.J., George J., Lin J-S., Corash L., Conlan M.G. A randomized, controlled phase III trial of plasma exchange with Fresh Frozen Plasma prepared with Amotosalen and UVA light compared to untreated Fresh Frozen Plasma in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Transfusion 2006; 46:1693-1704.
  • Mintz P.D., Bass N.M., Petz L.D., Steadman R., Streiff M., McCullough J.J., Burks S., Wages D., van Doren S., Corash L. Photochemically treated Fresh Frozen Plasma for transfusion in patients with acquired coagulopathy of liver disease. Blood 2006; 107:3753-3760. Epub 2006 Jan 12.
  • Benjamin J., McCullough J., Mintz P.D., Snyder E.L., Spotnitz W.D., Wages D., Wood L., Houghton J., Lin J-S., Corash L., Conlan M.G. Therapeutic efficacy and safety of red blood cells treated with a chemical process (S-303) for pathogen inactivation: a Phase III clinical trial in cardiac surgery. Transfusion 2005; 45:1739-1749.
  • Mintz P.D., Anderson G., Avery N.L., Clark P., Bonner R.F. Assessment of the correlation of platelet morphology with in vivo recovery and survival. Transfusion 2005 45:72S-80S.
  • Odeleye A.A., Presley A.E., Passwater M.E., Mintz P.D. Rattlesnake venom-induced thrombocytopenia: a report of two cases. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science 2004; 34:467-470.
  • Couture D.E., Ellegala D.B., Dumont A.S., Mintz P.D., Kassell N.F.: Blood use in cerebrovascular neurosurgery. Stroke 2002; 33:994-997. Erratum in: Stroke 2002; 33:1442.


  • Mintz P.D. Double standard for double typing? Transfusion 2009;49: 1282-1285
  • Benjamin R.J., Mintz P.D. Bacterial detection and extended platelet storage: The next step forward. Transfusion 2005; 45:1832-1835.
  • Ness P.M., Mintz P.D., Frank S. Transfusion's public access policy. Transfusion 2005; 45:1700.


  • Mintz P.D., ed., Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. American Association of Blood Banks Press, Bethesda. 2005. 716 pages.


  • Clark P., Mintz P.D.: Hospital transfusion committee and quality assurance. In: Rossi's Principles of Transfusion Medicine, 4th ed. Simon P.L., Snyder E.L., Holheim P.G., Stowell C.P., Strauss R.T., and Petrides M., eds. AABB published by Blackwell Publishing, Bethesda, pp 1041-1060, 2009
  • Shulman I., Mintz P.D.: Transfusion reaction oversight. In: The Transfusion Committee: Putting Patient Safety First. S. Saxena, I.A. Schulman, eds., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp 89-95, 2006.
  • Davenport R., Mintz P.D.: Blood banking and transfusion medicine. In: Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 20th edition. R.A. McPherson, M.R. Pincus, eds., W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 669-684, 2006.
  • Spence R.K., Mintz P.D.: Transfusion in surgery and trauma. In: Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. P.D. Mintz, ed., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp. 203-241, 2004.
  • Ramsey G., Mintz P.D.: Transfusion practice in solid organ transplantation. In: Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. P.D. Mintz, ed., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp. 265-277, 2004.
  • Mintz P.D.: Rh Immune Globulin. In: Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. P.D. Mintz, ed., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp 423-436, 2004.
  • Gorlin J.B., Mintz P.D.: Transfusion-associated graft-vs-host disease. In: Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. P.D. Mintz, ed., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp. 579-595, 2004.
  • Mintz P.D.: Quality assessment and improvement of blood transfusion practices. In: Transfusion Therapy: Clinical Principles and Practice, 2nd edition. P.D. Mintz, ed., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp. 609-629, 2004.
  • Clark P., Mintz P.D.: Undertransfusion. In: Policy Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine. J.P. AuBuchon, L.D. Petz, A. Fink, eds., AABB Press, Bethesda, pp. 139-156, 2002.
  • Mintz P.D.: Hospital transfusion services and quality assurance. In: Principles of Transfusion Medicine. T.L. Simon, G.S. Moss, S. Gould, eds., Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 972-988, 2002.

A more complete list of Dr. Mintz' publications can be obtained from PubMed