Elena G. Nedelcu, MD

Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion Medicine
Specialty Areas
Transfusion Medicine
Cellular Therapy

Laboratory Medicine, Box 0100
505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M501E
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Mission Bay
UCSF Parnassus Heights
UCSF Mount Zion
UCSF Benioff Children Hospital Oakland
UCSF Berkeley Outpatient Center Laboratory
Research and Clinical Interests

Cellular Therapy, Transfusion Medicine education and practice, Patient safety and quality of care

Selected Publications
  • Rambiritch V, Vermeulen M, Bell H, Knox P, Nedelcu E, Al-Riyami AZ, Callum J, van den Berg K; on behalf of the Education Subcommittee of the AABB Global Transfusion Forum. Transfusion medicine and blood banking education and training for blood establishment laboratory staff: A review of selected countries in Africa. Transfusion. 2021 Mar 19. doi: 10.1111/trf.16372. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33738810.
  • Boland J, Nedelcu E. CRISPR/Cas9 for the Clinician: Current uses of gene editing and applications for new therapeutics in oncology. Perm J. 2020 Dec;24:1-3. doi: 10.7812/TPP/20.040. PMID: 33482972; PMCID: PMC7849285.
  • Al-Riyami AZ, Louw VJ, Indrikovs AJ, Nedelcu E, Bakhtary S, Eichbaum QG, Smit Sibinga CT; Education Subcommittee of the AABB Global Transfusion Forum. Global survey of transfusion medicine curricula in medical schools: Challenges and opportunities. Transfusion. 2021 Feb;61(2):617-626. doi: 10.1111/trf.16147. Epub 2020 Oct 22. PMID: 33091965; PMCID: PMC7894143.
  • Perez A, Bakhtary S, Nedelcu E, Manuel S. Overtransfusion of Autologous Blood Identifies Opportunities for Improving Patient Blood Management. Cureus. 2019 Mar 7;11(3):e4202. doi: 10.7759/cureus.4202. PMID: 31114721; PMCID: PMC6505729.
  • Nedelcu E, Wright MF, Karp S, Cook M, Barbu O, Eichbaum Q. Quality Improvement in Transfusion Practice of Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Reduces Blood Utilization, Length of Hospital Stay, and Cost. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019 Mar 1;151(4):395-402. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/aqy154. PMID: 30535323; PMCID: PMC6593127.
  • Compton FB, Alrabeh R, Nguyen LQ, Nedelcu E, Wahed A, Nguyen ND. PIFA PLUSS P4 Assay for Screening of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia. Lab Med. 2019 Jan 1;50(1):73-77. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmy048. PMID: 30085261.
  • Nedelcu E, Desai M, Green J, Bensing KM, Turner A, Head D, Young PP. Acute autoimmune hemolytic anemia due to anti-Ena autoantibody successfully treated with rituximab. Transfusion. 2018 Jan;58(1):176-180. doi: 10.1111/trf.14363. Epub 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29023757.
  • Gregoric ID, Radovancevic R, Akay MH, Jezovnik MK, Nathan S, Patel M, Patel JA, Nedelcu E, Nguyen ND, Loyalka P, Kar B. Short-Term Experience with Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Implantation of the HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device. ASAIO J. 2017 Jan/Feb;63(1):68-72. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000448. PMID: 27676411.
  • Welsh KJ, Nedelcu E, Wahed A, Bai Y, Dasgupta A, Nguyen A. Bioinformatics Analysis to Determine Prognostic Mutations of 72 de novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cases from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) with 23 Most Common Mutations and no Abnormal Cytogenetics. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2015 Fall;45(5):515-21. PMID: 26586702.
  • Huang RS, Nedelcu E, Bai Y, Wahed A, Klein K, Tint H, Gregoric I, Patel M, Kar B, Loyalka P, Nathan S, Radovancevic R, Nguyen AN. Post-operative bleeding risk stratification in cardiac pulmonary bypass patients using artificial neural network. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2015 Spring;45(2):181-6. PMID: 25887872.
  • Welsh KJ, Nedelcu E, Bai Y, Wahed A, Klein K, Tint H, Gregoric I, Patel M, Kar B, Loyalka P, Nathan S, Loubser P, Weeks PA, Radovancevic R, Nguyen AN. How do we manage cardiopulmonary bypass coagulopathy? Transfusion. 2014 Sep;54(9):2158-66. doi: 10.1111/trf.12751. Epub 2014 Jun 18. PMID: 24942083.
  • Huang RS, Nedelcu E, Bai Y, Wahed A, Klein K, Gregoric I, Patel M, Kar B, Loyalka P, Nathan S, Loubser P, Weeks PA, Radovancevic R, Nguyen AN. Mobile computing platform with decision support modules for hemotherapy. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Jun;141(6):834-40. doi: 10.1309/AJCPRG5LYWL6DXMX. PMID: 24838328.
  • Chang B, Tholpady A, Huang RS, Nedelcu E, Bai Y. Clinical and serological responses following plasmapheresis in bullous pemphigoid: two case reports and a review of the literature. Blood Transfus. 2014 Apr;12(2):269-75. doi: 10.2450/2014.0222-13. PMID: 24931844; PMCID: PMC4039711.
  • Quesada AE, Jabcuga CE, Nguyen A, Wahed A, Nedelcu E, Nguyen AN. Interpretation of coagulation test results using a web-based reporting system. Lab Med. 2014 Fall;45(4):347-60. doi: 10.1309/LMAI721FKQMGFEFZ. PMID: 25316668.
  • Al-Ibraheemi A, Pham T, Chen L, Syklawer E, Quesada A, Wahed A, Nedelcu E, Nguyen AN. Comparison between 1-needle technique versus 2-needle technique for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedures. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Jul;137(7):974-8. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2012-0046-OA. PMID: 23808470.
  • Nedelcu E, Ziman A, Fernando LP, Cook K, Bumerts P, Schiller G. Exclusive use of acid citrate dextrose for anticoagulation during extracorporeal photopheresis in patients with contraindications to heparin: an effective protocol. J Clin Apher. 2008;23(2):66-73. doi: 10.1002/jca.20159. PMID: 18286495.
  • Lu Q, Nedelcu E, Ziman A, Bumerts P, Fernando L, Schiller G. Standardized protocol to identify high-risk patients undergoing therapeutic apheresis procedures. J Clin Apher. 2008;23(3):111-5. doi: 10.1002/jca.20167. PMID: 18521857.
  • Srivastava AS, Nedelcu E, Esmaeli-Azad B, Mishra R, Carrier E. Thrombopoietin enhances generation of CD34+ cells from human embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells. 2007 Jun;25(6):1456-61. doi: 10.1634/stemcells.2006-0701. Epub 2007 Mar 22. PMID: 17379761.
  • Moustafa ME, Srivastava AS, Nedelcu E, Donahue J, Gueorguieva I, Shenouda SS, Minev B, Carrier E. Chimerism and tolerance post-in utero transplantation with embryonic stem cells. Transplantation. 2004 Nov 15;78(9):1274-82. doi: 10.1097/01.tp.0000137267.17002.b5. PMID: 15548963.