Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhD QIA

Associate Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical Director, BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute

Anand Padmanabhan MD, PhD

Anand Padmanabhan MD, PhD


Dr. Padmanabhan is a member of the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and of the Medical Sciences Institute of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. His area of research focus is Heparin induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (HIT), a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients: 1-5% of patients on heparin therapy go on to develop this condition. The focus of his studies is on defining the immunological mechanism by which HIT antibodies cause thrombocytopenia and thrombosis and are aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of this serious complication of heparin therapy. He also closely oversees use of apheresis to facilitate solid organ, Blood & marrow transplantation (BMT) and Effector Cell therapies at MCW.

Research Interests
  • Heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • Cellular collections for BMT and novel cell therapies
  • Apheresis use in immunologically challenging solid organ transplants
Professional Background
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Hematology Research
Educational Background
  • MBBS, Thanjavur Medical College
  • BA, Biology, Brown University
  • PhD, Biology, Brown University
  • Clinical Pathology (Laboratory Medicine), Columbia University
  • Transfusion Medicine/Apheresis, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Apheresis (“Qualification in Apheresis”, QIA)



Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Office Address
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
638 N. 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233