HNL News

September 30, 2022

Monkeypox Know the FAQs

Signs and Symptoms
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September 23, 2022

HNL Lab Medicine Career Fair

HNL Lab Medicine is excited to host our next Career Fair, Thursday, October 6th in the Roble Road parking lot.
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September 19, 2022

Common Labeling Mishaps

Ways to avoid common specimen labeling issues.
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September 10, 2022

Redesign Underway

Are you tired of stuffy waiting rooms? So are we! HNL Lab Medicine is excited to announce our brand-new renovation project. Our HNL Patient Service Centers (PSCs) are undergoing a redesign!

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September 01, 2022

Entrepreneurs HNL is sponsoring the FACTORY’s StartUp Lehigh Valley

More than $30,000 in prize money up for grabs in 4th annual StartUp Lehigh Valley pitch competition for entrepreneurs
StartUp Lehigh Valley, a pitch competition for entrepreneurs developed and hosted by Factory LLC, is back for a fourth year!
“As a company that recognizes the value of innovation, HNL Lab Medicine is thrilled to see what the brilliant minds of the Lehigh Valley have in store for us,” says Martin Till, President and CEO of HNL Lab Medicine. “In our industry, innovation saves lives, so we strongly encourage the entrepreneurial spirit when it comes to new ideas and fresh perspectives.”
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Elsie Lee


Chief of Transfusion Medicine  

Dr. Elsie Lee received her medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. and completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, followed by an hematopathology fellowship at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She completed her transfusion medicine/blood banking fellowships at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and the University Hospital at Stony Brook in NY. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.

Dr. Lee is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and a past member of the Residency Program Directors Section of the Association of Pathology Chairs. She is an Assistant Professor with appointment in the Department of Medical Education and Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise and research include Transfusion Medicine and Hematopathology.


Pathologist Concordance for Ovarian Carcinoma Subtype Classification and Identification of Relevant Histologic Features Using Microscope and Whole Slide Imaging. Marios A Gavrielides, Brigitte M Ronnett , Russell Vang, Stephanie Barak, Elsie Lee, Paul N Staats, Erik Jenson, Priya Skaria, Fahime Sheikhzadeh, Meghan Miller, Ian S Hagemann, Nicholas Petrick, Jeffrey D Seidman. Arch Pathol Lab Med2021 Dec 1;145(12):1516-1525. PMID: 33635941

CPIP-K Case 11: Transfusion Medicine - Transfusion Reactions: A practical, Case-Based Guide to Quick and Accurate Diagnosis. Desai D and Lee E. CAP Clinical Pathology Improvement Program Learning Module November 2018

Secure Text Messaging in Transfusion Medicine. Can Texting Decrease Wastage. Melanie Estrella, Elsie Lee. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at AABB Annual Meeting Oct 2017. Transfusion Journal Supplement Sept 2017.

Blue Brain: A Case of Unexpected Discoloration of the Brain at Autopsy Secondary to Methylene Blue and Review of the Literature. Evan Stern, Elsie Lee, Isabel Almira Suarez. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at ASCP Annual Meeting in Sept 2017 and published in citable form in ASCP publication.

ALK Positive Primary CNS Anaplastic Large T-cell Lymphoma: A Unique Case Presentation. Amar Jariwala, Isabel Almira Suarez, Elsie Lee. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at CAP Annual Meeting in Oct 2017. Published in Web supplement to the September 2017 issue of the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Extramedullary Haematopoiesis Presenting with Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with Polycythaemia Vera. Haroun, Faysal; Elkis, Viktoria; Chen, Anne; Lee, Elsie. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Aug 10; 2017. PMID: 28798246

Synchronous Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ and Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Breast. Fadi Alakeel, Elsie Lee, Marilyn Baird-Howell, Samantha Easley. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology 2017 Mar. PMID: 28582274

Discordance between Cobas BRAF V600 Testing and VE1 Immunohistochemistry in a Melanoma Patient with Bone Marrow Metastases. Rapisuwon S, Busam KJ, Parks K, Chapman PB, Lee E, Atkins MB. American Journal of Dermatopathology 2016 Sep; 38(9):687-9. PMID: 27541170

Concurrent Presentation of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia and Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. Amar R Jariwala, Fadi Alakeel, Elsie Lee and Donald Karcher. Abstract accepted for presentation at the USCAP Meeting 2016.

Outcomes of the Massive Transfusion Protocol in the Non-Trauma Population. M.E. Schroeder, Z Al-harbi, J Hartenstine, R Amdur, J Dunne, E Lee, B Sarani. Abstract accepted as poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery held in Sept 2014.

Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia with FIP1L1-PDGFRA, A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Schallheim Jason, Lee Elsie. Winner of the GW Resident Research Award, case report category 2011.

Massaro and Hany Aly. Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Feeding and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants. Mohamed El-Dib, Sherry Narang, Elsie Lee, An N. J Perinatol 2011 Mar; 31 (3):183-7.

Warfarin Coagulopathy Monitoring and Treatment Strategies. Codispoti Kari-Elise, Lee Elsie. ASCP Check Sample 2010.

The Partial D Phenotype: laboratory diagnosis and clinical implications. Codispoti Kari-Elise, Lee Elsie. ASCP Check Sample October 2009.

Wound Healing Potential of Freeze-Dried Outdated Platelets. Sum R, Hager S, Dee J, Rudolph A, Orser C, Lee E, Ho D. Transfusion. 2005; 45(Suppl): 24A.

Platelet Surface Markers Remain Viable After Several Days After Outdating. Hager S, Dee J, Rudolph A, Orser C, Lee E, Ho D. Transfusion. 2005(Suppl); 45: 75A.

ABO Phenotype is Associated with Variation in the Incidence of Sepsis in the Hospitalized Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Neonates. Aly H, Mack E, Tanveer A, Lee E, Patel K, El-Mohandes AE. Pediatric Research. 2004; 55: 399A-400A.

Does the Age of Transfused Blood Influence Outcomes of the Very Low Birth Weight Infants (VLBWI)? Mack E, Tanveer A, Massaro AN, Lee ES, Patel K, Aly H. Pediatric Research. 2004; 55:306A.

Evaluation of monoclonal antibody-mediated anti-acute myeloid leukemia immunotherapy in a SCID/Human model. Zhong RK, Donnenberg AD, Shultz LD, Swerdlow SH, Lee ES, Griffin DL, Ball ED. Leukemia Research 20(7); 581-9, July 1996.

The association of Epstein-Barr virus with smooth muscle tumors occurring after organ transplantation. Lee ES, Locker J, Nalesnik M, Reyes J, Jaffe R, Alashari M, Nour B, Tzakis A, Dickman PS. New England Journal of Medicine 332(1):19-25, January 5, 1995.

Effect of lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase on distribution of apolipoprotein A-IV among lipoproteins of human plasma. Bisgaier CL, Sachev OP, Lee ES, Williams KJ, Blum CB, Glickman RM. Journal of Lipid Research 28; (6):693-703; June 1987

A method to screen apolipoprotein polymorphisms in whole plasma: description of apolipoprotein A-IV variants in dyslipidemias and a reassessment of apolipoprotein A-I in Tangier’s disease. Bisgaier CL, Lee ES, Glickman RM. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 918; (3):242-249, April 24, 1987