Shaun Lawicki, MBBS
Assistant Professor-Clinical Pathology
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.
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.
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