Sara Bakhtary, MD

Sara Bakhtary, MD

Associate Clinical Professor
Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion Medicine
Specialty Areas
Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking

Laboratory Medicine, Box 4025
1825 4th Street, Room M2316
San Francisco, CA 94158-2350
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Parnassus Heights
UCSF Mission Bay
UCSF Mount Zion
Research and Clinical Interests

Pediatric and neonatal transfusion, blood utilization and optimization, transfusion medicine education, quality improvement and patient safety, patient blood management, global transfusion medicine, diversity-related patient care issues in transfusion medicine.

Selected Publications
  • Metcalf RA, Bakhtary S, Goodnough LT, Andrews J. Clinical Pattern in Hypotensive Transfusion Reactions. Anesth Analg. 2016 Aug; 123(2):268-73. PMID: 27284999
  • Manuel SP, Roberts JP, Bakhtary S. Preoperative autologous blood collection in adult living liver donors: Are we wasting donor blood and increasing exposure to risk? Transplantation. 2019 Feb; 103(2):387-391. PMID: 29944618
  • Corpman D, Bakhtary S, Manuel SP. Overtransfusion after unexpected intraoperative hemorrhage: A retrospective study. J Clin Anesth. 2020 Jan 20; 62:109720. PMID: 31972459
  • Al-Riyami AZ, Louw VJ, Indrikovs AJ, Nedelcu E, Bakhtary S, Eichbaum QG, Smit Sibinga CT. Global survey of transfusion medicine curricula in medical schools: Challenges and opportunities. Transfusion. 2020 Oct 22. PMID: 33091965
  • Suleiman L, Bakhtary S, Manuel SP. Defining core competencies in transfusion medicine for resident physicians: A multi-specialty Delphi consensus study. Transfusion. 2021 Jan 07. PMID: 33415767
  • Ipe TS, Goel R, Howes L, Bakhtary S. The impact of COVID-19 on academic productivity by female physicians and researchers in transfusion medicine. Transfusion. 2021 Feb 01. PMID: 33527397