Kristina Gvozdjan, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology University of Illinois at ChicagoDepartment of Pathology
Work Phone: 312-413-9009
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Biographical Info

Clinical Focus

Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine

Research and Educational Focus

Evaluation of alloreactivity in transplantation

Laboratory support in ABO-incompatible renal transplantation

Curriculum design in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics


M.D. – Ross University School of Medicine

Post-Graduate Training:


Clinical Pathology – University of Illinois at Chicago

Anatomic Pathology – Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Transfusion Medicine – University of Illinois at Chicago

Board Certifications:

Clinical Pathology

Anatomic Pathology

Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Volunteer in Transfusion Medicine, Health Volunteers Overseas

Selected Recent Publications:

Gvozdjan K. Discrepant A1 Phenotyping and ABO Genotyping Result Investigation. ASHI Quarterly. 2022; 46(3): 54-55.

Gvozdjan K, Du Z. Should Antibody-Mediated Rejection by Molecular Microscope be Treated or Not: A Case Study. Human Immunology. 2022, Nov;83:49.

Gvozdjan K, Patel J, Du Z. How Effective is High Concentration Dithiothreitol Serum Treatment in Uncovering Prozone? Human Immunology. 2021, Sep;82:151.

Gvozdjan K, Patel J, Du Z. Chronic Antibody-Medicated Rejection in a Liver Allograft Recipient. Human Immunology. 2021, Sep;82:49.

Upadhyay K, LeVoy R, Rodheim D, Gvozdjan K. Quantity of Cellular Blood Components Transfused Is Not Associated with HLA Alloimmunization Status in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients in the Era of Universal Blood Component Leukoreduction. Transfusion. 2021, Sep;61(S3):142A-143A.

Gvozdjan K, Arocena DI, Alsalamin F, Du Z. Should Follow-up Panel Reactive Antibody Testing be Performed in Highly Alloimmunized Hematology / Oncology Patients with Immune-Mediated Platelet Refractoriness? Human Immunology. 2020, Nov:81:53-54.

Gvozdjan K, Casey H, Mowery C, Kumer L, Fisher C, Tyler J, Bayerl MG, Malysz J, Naik S, Rybka W, Ehmann C, Claxton D, Mineishi S, Baker M, Hong Z, Shike H. Unexpected Short Tandem Repeat Patterns in Post-Transplant Chimerism Testing: Investigation of Three Cases with Help from Forensic Science. Lab Med. 2020;51(6):635-641. [PMID: 32383456]

Torres-Salas YM, Bustos-Salinas LO, Kong L, Wang X, Gvozdjan K. Infectious Disease Rates in Donated Blood from Volunteer and Family / Replacement Donors at a Hospital-Based Blood Bank in Southern Perú. Transfusion. 2019, Sep;59(S3):79A.





Categories: Clinical Pathology, Pathology