Ruchika Goel, MD

Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology , Associate Vice Chair of Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

    About me

    Specializes in:

    • Hematology


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    Education & training

    Medical School
    All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA - Pediatrics
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA - Hematology
    Johns Hopkins University National Cancer Institute, Washington, DC - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


    Bloch EM*, Goel R*, Wendel S, et al. Guidance for the Procurement of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma: Differences between High and Low-Middle Income Countries. On behalf of the ISBT International Convalescent Plasma Working Group. Vox Sanguinis. 2020 doi:10.1111/vox.12970 PMID: 32533868,

    *Drs. Evan Bloch and Ruchika Goel share joint first authorship

    Goel R, Josephson CD, Peterson MP et al. Individual- and Hospital-level Correlates of Red Blood Cell, Platelet, and Plasma Transfusions among Hospitalized Children and Neonates: A Nationally Representative Study in the United States, Transfusion. 2020 Online ahead of print.

    Goel R, Peterson MP, Patel EU, et al Comparative Changes of Pre-Operative Autologous Transfusions and Peri-Operative Cell Salvage in the United States, Transfusion. 2020 Online ahead of print.

    Goel R, Josephson CD, Patel EU, et al. Perioperative Transfusions and Venous Thromboembolism. Pediatrics. 2020;145(4):e20192351. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-2351 PMID: 32198293

    Blackall D, Wulff S, Roettger T… Goel R, Katz L. Rapid Establishment of a COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program in a Regional Healthcare Delivery Network.  Transfusion. 2020 Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/trf.16026. PMID: 32748963

    Al-Riyami AZ, Schäfer R, van der Berg K, Bloch EM, Escourt LJ, Goel R, Hindawi S, Josephson CD, Land K, McQuilten ZK, Spitalnik SL, Wood EM, Devine DV, So-Osman C; ISBT Convalescent Plasma Working Group. Clinical use of Convalescent Plasma in the COVID-19 pandemic; a transfusion-focussed gap analysis with recommendations for future research priorities. Vox Sang. 2020 Jun 15. doi: 10.1111/vox.12973. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32542847

    Fenwick AJ, Gehrie EA, Marshall CE, Tobian AAR, Shrestha R, Kacker S, Brunker PAR, Shifflett L, Carroll KC, Gozelanczyk D, Goel R, Ness PM, Bloch EM. Secondary bacterial culture of platelets to mitigate transfusion-associated sepsis: A 3-year analysis at a large academic institution.  Transfusion. 2020 Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/trf.15978. PMID: 32750171

    Pagano MB, Allen ES, Chou ST, Dunbar NM, Gniadek T, Goel R, Harm SK, Hopkins CK, Jacobson J, Lokhandwala PM, Metcalf RA, Raval JS, Schwartz J, Shan H, Spinella PC, Storch E, Cohn CS. Current advances in transfusion medicine: a 2019 review of selected topics from the AABB Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee. Transfusion. 2020 Jul;60(7):1614-1623. doi: 10.1111/trf.15848. Epub 2020 May 29. PMID: 32472580

    Karam O, Goel R, Dalton H, Nellis ME. Epidemiology of Hemostatic Transfusions in Children Supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.  Crit Care Med. 2020 Aug;48(8):698-705. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004417. PMID: 32697511 

    Reich-Slotky R, Al-Mulla N, Hafez R, Segovia-Gomez J, Goel R, Mayer S … Gergis U. Poor graft function after T cell-depleted allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Leukemia Lymphoma. 2020 Jul 14:1-6. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2020.1789622. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32662694

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