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Associate Professor
Campus Address WP P230 Zip 0000
Phone  205-934-7774
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Medical School  Ross University    2007  MD 
Residency  East Carolina University    2011  Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 
Fellowship  Yale University    2012  Transfusion Medicine 
Fellowship  Virginia Commonwealth University    2013  Hematopathology 

Clinical Pathology  2013 
Transfusion Medicine  2014 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
EDUCATION: MD 2007 Ross University, Dominica, West Indies POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING: Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2007-2011, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Fellow, Transfusion Medicine, 2011-2012, Yale University, New Haven, CT Fellow, Hematopathology, 2012-2013, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS: Assistant Professor, Transfusion Medicine, 2013 to present, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association of Blood Banks  Member 
American Pathology Foundation  Member 
American Society for Apheresis  Member 
American Society for Clinical Pathology  Member 
College of American Pathologists  Member 

Research/Clinical Interest
TTP & Proper utilization of blood products and Lab Tests.
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Management of anticoagulant medications. Blood Management in Community Settings. Proper and advanced use of blood products. Discordance of laboratory tests to monitor heparin therapy

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Duncan V, Williams LA 3rd, Marques MB. Usage Pattern of 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate in a Tertiary Care Center. Am J Clin Pathol. 2017 Mar 1;147(suppl_2):S179-S180. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqw191.059.  28339903 
Feldman AZ, Staley EM, Williams LA 3rd, Pham HP. Platelet Transfusion Reactions With Respect to Transfusion Indications: A Single-Center Analysis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2017 Mar 1;147(suppl_2):S169-S170. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqw191.038.  28340116 
Bryan AW Jr, Staley EM, Kennell T Jr, Feldman AZ, Williams LA, Pham HP. Plasma Transfusion Demystified: A Review of the Key Factors Influencing the Response to Plasma Transfusion. Lab Med. 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmx027.  28444398 
Harrigan MR, Marques MB, Williams LA. A safe and effective management strategy for BCVI. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jan;82(1):228. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001288.  27779593 
Sarode R, Ballas SK, Garcia A, Kim HC, King K, Sachais B, Williams LA. Red blood Cell exchange: 2015 American Society for Apheresis consensus conference on the management of patients with sickle cell disease. J Clin Apher. 2016 Oct 9. doi: 10.1002/jca.21511.   27723109 
Williams LA, Drwiega JC, Cao W, Pham HP, Bertoli LF, Zheng XL. Acquired autoimmune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a case of severe hemophilia A. Haemophilia 2016 Nov;22(6):e565-e567. doi: 10.1111/hae.13091.  27704646 
Pham H P, Raju D, Jiang N, Williams LA. “Black cloud” vs. “White cloud” physicians – Myth or reality in apheresis medicine? J Clin Apher 2016 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/jca.21503.  27531312 
Cao W, Pham H P, Williams LA, McDaniel J K, Siniard R C, Lorenz R G, Marques M B, Zheng X L. Human neutrophil peptides and complement factor Bb in pathogenesis of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura. Haematologica. 2016 Nov;101(11):1319-1326.   27662014 
Okerberg, C K, Williams LA, Kilgore M L, Kim C H, Marques M B, Schwartz J, Pham H P. Cryoprecipitate AHF vs. fibrinogen concentrate for fibrinogen replacement in acquired bleeding patients – An economic evaluation. Vox Sanguinis 2016 Oct;111(3):292-298. doi: 10.1111/vox.12417.  27248502 
Feldman A Z, Staley E M, Siniard R C, Williams LA, Pham H P. More Apheresis Medicine Abstracts Should Be Published Into Manuscripts For Clinical Use. J Clin Apher 2016 May 19. doi: 10.1002/jca.21467.  27196504 
Pham H P, Williams LA. Therapeutic plasma exchange in two patients with stiff-person syndrome. J Clin Apher, 2016, 31(5): 493-494.  26407506 
Williams LA, Lorenz R G, Tahir A, Pham H P, Marques M B. High percentage of evanescent red cell antibodies in patients with sickle cell disease highlights need for a national antibody database. Southern Medical Journal, 2016, 109(9): 588-591.  27598370 
Staley E M, Carruba S S, Manning M, Pham H P, Williams LA, Marques M B, Locke J E, Lorenz R G. Anti-blood group antibodies in intravenous immunoglobulin may complicate interpretation of antibody titers in ABOi transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 2016, 16(8): 2483-2486.  26913485 
Williams LA, Marques MB. Pathology Consultation on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thrombotic Microangiopathies (TMAs). American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2016 145 (2): 158-165 doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqv086   
Pham HP, Müller MC, Williams LA, Juffermans NP. Mathematical model and calculation to predict the effect of prophylactic plasma transfusion on change in international normalized ratio in critically ill patients with coagulopathy. Transfusion. 2015 Dec 31. doi: 10.1111/trf.13447. [Epub ahead of print]  26718124 
Gibson B, Williams LA, Marques MB, Pham HP. Therapeutic plasma exchange for intractable pruritus secondary to primary sclerosing cholangitis. J Clin Apher. 2015 Nov 17. doi: 10.1002/jca.21436  26574915 
Pham H, Marques M, Williams LA. Rh Immune Globulin Dosing in the Obesity Epidemic Era. Arch Path Lab Med. 2015 Sep; 139(9):1084. doi: 10.5858?arpa.2014-0605-LE  26317451 
Pham HP, Williams LA. Therapeutic plasma exchange in two patients with stiff-person syndrome. Article first published online: 26 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jca.21431  26407506 
Pham HP, Jiang N, Pan Z, Williams LA 3rd, Marques MB. Apheresis research-more abstracts should be published as full manuscripts to provide more evidence for clinical practice guidelines. J Clin Apher. 2015 May 23. doi: 10.1002/jca.21405.  26011563 
Pham HP, Williams LA 3rd. Plasma vs. cryoprecipitate for fibrinogen replacement in therapeutic plasma exchange procedures. J Clin Apher. 2015 Mar 19. doi: 10.1002/jca.21392  25790250 
Williams L, Hunter J, Marques M, Vetter T. Periprocedural management of patients on anticoagulants. Clin Lab Med. 2014 Sep;34(3):595-611. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2014.06.010. Epub 2014 Jul 21.  25168945 
Li N, Williams L, Zhou Z, Wu Y. Incidence of acute transfusion reactions to platelets in hospitalized pediatric patients based on the US hemovigilance reporting system. Transfusion. 2014 Jan 12. doi: 10.1111/trf.12520. [Epub ahead of print]  24410992 
Williams L, Snyder E, Transfusion-Related Adverse Events, Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier. 18-Oct-2014 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.00075-1   
Pietersz, RNI, et al. International Forum on Prophylactic Platelet Transfusions. Vox Sang. 2012 Aug;103(2):159-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1423-0410.2012.01595.x. Epub 2012 Apr 20.  22519879 
Sayeed S, Williams LA, Riley RS, Roseff, SD. "Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Distinguishing Features for Diagnosis and Treatment." ASCP Case Reports. Sept 2013.    
Willams LA, Dobbs LJ "Recognition and Outcomes of Diabetic Mastopathy." ASCP Check Sample, 2011.   

TTP, Blood transfusion, Stem cell collection, Medical education, Plasma transfusion, Coagulation testing