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Matthew Karafin, MD, MS

Matthew Karafin, MD, MS

Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine
Assistant Investigator

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Research Interests
    • Transfusion Therapy in Sickle Cell Disease
    • Human Alloimmunization
    • Red Cell Genotyping
    • Immunohematology
    • Transfusion-Associated Hemolysis
  • Grant Support
    • NIH/NHLBI: The Effect of Older Red Cell Units in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease (PI) (12/15/2017 - 11/30/2022)
    • CTSI Pilot Grant: The Effect of Older Red Cell Units in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease (PI) (04/01/2017 - 12/14/2017)
  • Publications
    • TW Buchanan, M Karafin, R Adolphs. (2003). Selective effects of triazolam on memory for emotional, relative to neutral stimuli: Differential effects of gist versus detail. Behavioral Neuroscience 117(3): 517-525.
    • M Karafin, R Adolphs, D Tranel (2004). Dominance attributions following damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 16(16):1796-1804.
    • MS Karafin, CT Cummings, B Fu, CA Iacobuzio-Donahue. (2009). The developmental transcription factor Gata4 is overexpressed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Int. J. Clin. Exp. Pathol. 3(1): 47-55.
    • M Karafin, M Romagnoli, DL Fink, T Howard, R Rau, AM Milstone, KC Carroll. (2010). A fatal infection caused by Cupriavidus gilardii in a child with aplastic anemia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 48(3): 1005-7.
    • M Karafin, E St. Louis, B Zimmerman, J Sparks, M Granner (2010). Bimodal infradian seizure periodicity in human mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Seizure.19(6):347-51.
    • M Karafin, AV Parwani, GJ Netto, PB Illei, JI Epstein, M Ladanyi, P Argani. (2011). Diffuse expression of Pax2 and Pax8 in the cystic epithelium of mixed epithelial stromal tumor, angiomyolipoma with epithelial cysts, and primary renal synovial sarcoma: evidence supporting renal tubular differentiation. Am. J. Surg Pathol. 35(9): 1264-73.
    • M Karafin. (2011). Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-related Virus (XMRV): An Update on Infectious Disease Transmission by Transfusion of Blood Products. NEWSPATH: August Special Edition.   http://www.cap.org.
    • M Karafin, GI Jallo, M Ayers, G Eberhart, FJ Rodriguez. (2011). Rosette forming glioneuronal tumor in association with Noonans Syndrome. Clinical Neuropathology. 30(6): 297-300.
    • M Karafin, RS Shirey, PM Ness, KE King. (2012). Antigen matched red cell transfusions for patients with sickle cell disease at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Immunohematology. 28(1): 3-6.
    • M Karafin, S Stramer. (2012). The scientific method at work: Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus is neither a cause of chronic fatigue syndrome nor a threat to the blood supply. Transfusion. 52(2): 222-5.
    • M Karafin, A Fuller, WJ Savage, KE King, PM Ness, AAR Tobian. (2012). The impact of apheresis platelet manipulation on corrected count increment. Transfusion. 52(6): 1221-7.
    • M Karafin, L Blagg, AAR Tobian, KE King, PM Ness, WJ Savage. (2012). ABO antibody titers are not predictive of hemolytic reactions due to plasma-incompatible platelet transfusions. Transfusion. Doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03574.x. [Epub ahead of print].
    • M Karafin, RS Shirey, J Keefer, PM Ness, KE King. (2012). A case study of a child with chronic hemolytic anemia due to a Donath-Landsteiner positive, IgM anti-I autoantibody. Pediatr Blood Cancer.  Doi 10.1002/pbc.24185 [Epub ahead of print].
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