Shaun Lawicki, MBBS

Assistant Professor-Clinical Pathology

LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Department of Pathology
Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation
2021 Perdido St., 7th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112​​​​​​​



Transfusion Medicine Fellow, Vanderbilt Medical Center, 2017-2018

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Hawaii Pathology Residency Program, 2013-2017

M.B.B.S., 2012 University of Queensland, Australia, Oschner Clinic Program, 3rd and 4th year, New Orleans, Louisiana



Dr. Lawicki is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Transfusion and Apheresis Services/Blood Bank and the coagulation and blood gas laboratories at University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also serves as medical director for the medical laboratories at LSU Lallie Kemp Medical Center and Riverside Medical Center. He is a member of AABB, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathology, and American Society for Apheresis.


Research Interests

Transfusion practices in trauma, burn, coagulopathic, and sickle cell disease patients. 

Patient blood management and proper laboratory utilization.

Coagulation testing and the diagnosis of coagulopathies.

Utility and effectiveness of apheresis procedures in the treatment of autoimmune and hematological diseases especially sickle cell disease.

Multidisciplinary diagnostic management teams particularly pathologist and laboratory involvement.


Teaching Activities

Oversees LSU Pathology resident education and rotations in blood bank/transfusion medicine and coagulation as well as assisting with general clinical pathology topics.

Oversees LSU and Tulane Heme/Onc fellow rotations in blood bank. 

Medical director of UMCNO’s Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) medical technologist training program.

Presents transfusion medicine/coagulation topics for several other departments’ (surgery, anesthesia, heme/onc, medicine) grand rounds each year.


Selected Publications and Presentations

Thakral G, Vierkoetter K, Namiki S, Lawicki S, Fernandez X, Ige K, Kawahara W, Lum C. AML multi-gene panel testing: A review and comparison of two gene panels. Pathol Res Pract. 2016;212(5):372-380. doi:10.1016/j.prp.2016.02.004

Lawicki S, Covin RB, Powers AA. The Kidd (JK) Blood Group System. Transfus Med Rev. 2017;31(3):165-172. doi:10.1016/j.tmrv.2016.10.003 

Lawicki S, Coberly EA, Lee LA, Johnson M, Eichbaum Q. Jk3 alloantibodies during pregnancy-blood bank management and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn risk. Transfusion. 2018;58(5):1157-1162. doi:10.1111/trf.14548

Lawicki S, Craig-Owens L, Bream PR Jr, Eichbaum Q. Indwelling ports for prophylactic RBC exchanges in sickle cell patients: Comparison of bard and vortex ports. J Clin Apher. 2018;33(6):666-670. doi:10.1002/jca.21663

Adkins BD, Lawicki S, Johnson M, Eichbaum Q. Mild Allergic Transfusion Reactions: Impact of Associated Clinical Symptoms?. Am J Clin Pathol. 2019;151(3):344-348. doi:10.1093/ajcp/aqy150

Duchesne J, Smith A, Lawicki S, Hunt J, Houghton A, Taghavi S, Schroll R, Jackson-Weaver O, Guidry C, Tatum D. Single Institution Trial Comparing Whole Blood vs Balanced Component Therapy: 50 Years Later. J Am Coll Surg. 2021;232(4):433-442. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.12.006

Ismail MR, Noormahomed EV, Lawicki S, Eichbaum Q. Survey of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Infrastructure in Mozambique. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021;156(5):810-817. doi:10.1093/ajcp/aqab026

Taghavi S, Jackson-Weaver O, Abdullah S, Goldberg A, Lawicki S, Killackey M, Duchesne J, Pociask D, Steele C, Kolls J. A Comparison of Growth Factors and Cytokines in Fresh Frozen Plasma and Never Frozen Plasma. J Surg Res. 2021;264:51-57. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2021.02.002

Smith A, Duchesne J, Marturano M, Lawicki S, Sexton K, Taylor JR, Richards J, Harris C, Moreno-Ponte O, Cannon JW, Guzman JF, Pickett ML, Cripps MW, Curry T, Costantini T, Guidry C. Does Gender Matter: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Viscoelastic Profiles for 1565 Trauma Patients With Severe Hemorrhage. Am Surg. 2022;88(3):512-518. doi:10.1177/00031348211033542

Scientific Conference Presentations

Identification of Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) Culture Isolates Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry Compared to Conventional Molecular Identification Methods. Poster presentation at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting 2015. June 2, 2015; New Orleans, LA.

Anti-Jk3 During Pregnancy and the Risk of Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn. Poster presentation at the AABB Annual Meeting 2016. October 22-25, 2016; Orlando, FL.

Indwelling Ports for Prophylactic RBC Exchanges in Sickle Cell Patients: Comparison of Bard and Vortex Ports. Poster presentation at the ASFA Annual Meeting 2018. April 25-28, 2018; Chicago, IL.

Rare Case of Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria With Immature Peripheral Blood Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytes. Poster presentation at CAP Annual Meeting 2022. October 8-11, 2022; New Orleans, LA.

A Case of Near Total Rh(D) Expression Loss in a Sickle Cell Patient Following Aplastic Anemia and Development of a Transient Auto-Anti-D. Poster presentation at ASCP Annual Meeting 2022. September 7-9, 2022; Chicago, IL.


Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

University Medical Center - New Orleans, LA

LSU Lallie Kemp Medical Center – Independence, LA

Riverside Medical Center – Franklinton, LA