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Janice McFarland, MDJanice McFarland, MD

Professor of Medicine

Dr. McFarland is Professor of Medicine (pending) at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Section of Benign Hematology. She graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1977 and completed both a residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina and a fellowship in Hematology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Dr. McFarland is currently a Senior Medical Director at BloodCenter of Wisconsin and also serves as Medical Director of BCW's Platelet and Neutrophil Immunology Laboratory (PNIL).She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Blood Banking. Her research interests have focused on immune disorders of platelet numbers and function including autoimmune thrombocytopenia, neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, post transfusion pupura, drug-induced thrombocytopenia, and refractoriness to platelet transfusions. She also serves as Principal Investigator for the Wisconsin Core Clinical Center of the NHLBI sponsored Transfusion Medicine/Hemostasis Clinical Trials Network. She has authored numerous peer reviewed and invited publications.

Selected Publications:

  1.  Davoren, A, Curtis B, Aster RH, McFarland JG: Human platelet antigen-specific alloantibodies implicated in 1162 cases of neonatal Alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Transfusion 44:1220-1225, 2004
  2. Curtis R. Bussel JB, Manco-Johnson MJ, Aster RH, McFarland JG, Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in pregnancies involving in vitro fertilization: A report of four cases. AM J Obstet and Gyn 192:543-47, 2005
  3. Bussel, J.B., Zacharoulis, S, Kramer, K, McFarland, JG, Pauliny, J, Kaplan, C, and the Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia registry Group: Clinical and diagnostic comparison of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia to non-immune cases of thrombocytopenia. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 45:176-83, 2005
  4.  Davoren A, Bassel J, Curtis BR, Moghaddam M, Aster RH, McFarland JG. a prospective evaluation of a new platelet glycoprotein (GP) - specific assay (PARAUTO) in the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). AM J Heme 78:193-7, 2005
  5. Berkowitz RL, Lesser ML, McFarland JG, Wissert M, Primiani A, Hung C, Bussel JB. Antepartum treatment without early cordocentesis for standard-risk alloimmune thrombocytopenia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 110(2 Pt 1):249-55, 2007
  6. McFarland JG, Blood Groups: Platelet and Granulocyte Antigens and Antibodies in Technical Manual, 17th Ed, Roback, John D. (ed) American Association of Blood Banks, Bethesda, 2010
  7. McFarland JG, Matched apheresis platelets. In a apheresis Principles and Practice, 3rd ed, McLeod B and Price TH (eds) Bethesda, 2010
  8. Peterson JA, Gitter ML, Kanack A, Curtis B, McFarland J, Bougie D, Aster, R. New low-frequency platelet glycoprotein polymorphism associated with neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Transfusion. 50(2):324-33, 2010
  9. Slichter SJ, Kaufman RM, Assmann SF, McCallough J, Triulzi, DJ, Strauss RJ, Gernsheimer TB, Ness PM, Brecher ME, Josephson CD, Kenkle, BA, Woodson, RD, Ortel, TL, Hillyer CD, Skerrett DL, McCrae KR, Sloan SR, Uhl L, George JN, Aquino VM, Manno CS, McFarland JG, Hess JR, Leissinger C, Granger S. Dose of prophylactic platelet transfusions and prevention of hemorrhage. New England Journal of Medicine. 362(7):600-13, 2010
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