Matthew S. Karafin, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Assistant Director of Transfusion Services, Dynacare Laboratories
Associate Medical Director, Medical Sciences Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Junior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Matthew S. Karafin, MD

Matthew S. Karafin, MD


Dr. Karafin’s major responsibilities include Transfusion service work and instruction of medical students, residents, and fellows in general pathology and Transfusion Medicine. He oversees the Blood Bank and Therapeutic apheresis services for Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin and also directly supervises pathology residents on their coagulation rotations.

Research Interests
  • Red cell alloimmunization
  • Transfusion Reactions
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Immunohematology, molecular methods
Professional Background
  • Fellow, Transfusion Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2010-2011)
  • Resident, AP/CP, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2007-2012)
Educational Background
  • MD, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2007)
  • BA (Biology), Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (2000)
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Transfusion Medicine (Pathology)



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