Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Director of Hematology and Coagulation Laboratories
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
5th Floor Building - 5199C
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-7491
Fax: 215-590-1736


B.A. (Biology, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
Ph.D. (Physiology), Columbia University, 2010.
M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 2012.

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, 2015

Postgraduate Training

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2015
Certificate - Biomedical Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, 2019-2020

Awards and Honors

Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
MD/PhD Symposium Award, Columbia University, 2007
Immunology Retreat 2nd Place Poster Prize, Columbia University, 2008
Student Research Day MD/PhD Award, Columbia University, 2010
Doctor Harold Lee Meierhof Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in Pathology, Columbia University, 2012
The Leonard Berwick Residency Training Award, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2015
Penn Institute of Biomedical Informatics Junior Faculty Travel Award, 2016
Society of '67 Open Access Publication Award, Association of Pathology Chairs, 2020

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Association for Pathology Informatics, 2015 - Present
International Society for Laboratory Hematology, 2016 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 2018 - 2021
International Council for Standardization in Haematology, 2018 - Present
Harmonization Oversight Group, International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Tests, 2019 - Present
Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine, Blood Cell Counting and Typing Team, 2020 - Present

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Selected Publications

Digital image analysis of erythroblastic islands in myelodysplastic syndromes

Zhang R, Drumheller B, Wang LP, Obstfeld AE, Lake JI, Bagg A., Int J Lab Hematol, 2023, PMID:36946202

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Hematology and Machine Learning

Obstfeld AE., J Appl Lab Med 8(): 129-144, 2023, PMID:36610431

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Hemolysis After Medication Exposure in Pediatric Patients With G6PD Deficiency

Doshi BS, Kamdar A, Lambert MP, Obstfeld AE., J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 44(): 261-263, 2022, PMID:34654762

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Thromboelastography Changes of Whole Blood Compared to Blood Component Transfusion in Infant Craniosynostosis Surgery.

Nelson O, Wu L, Swanson JW, Hsu G, Lambert MP, Obstfeld A, Thottathil P, Wohler BL, Stricker PA, Simpao AF, Galvez JA., J Craniofac Surg 33(1): , 2022

Haematology laboratory parameters to assess efficacy of CD19-, CD22-, CD33-, and CD123-directed chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in haematological malignancies

Drumheller B, Gebre K, Lockhart B, Margolskee E, Obstfeld A, Paessler M, Pillai V., Int J Lab Hematol, 2022, PMID:35419923

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Hemolysis After Medication Exposure in Pediatric Patients With G6PD Deficiency.

Doshi BS, Kamdar A, Lambert MP, Obstfeld AE., J Pediatr Hematol Oncol., 2021

Data Mining Approaches to Reference Interval Studies

Amrom E Obstfeld, Khushbu Patel, James C Boyd, Julia Drees, Daniel T Holmes, John P A Ioannidis, Arjun K Manrai, Clinical Chemistry 67(9): 1175-1181, 2021, PMID:34402506

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Data Mining Approaches to Reference Interval Studies

Obstfeld AE, Patel K, Boyd JC, Drees J, Holmes DT, Ioannidis JPA, Manrai AK, Clin Chem 67(9): 1175-1181, 2021

Implementation of an extraction-free COVID RT-PCR workflow in a pediatric hospital setting

Dumm RE, Elkan M, Fink J, Richard-Greenblatt M, Obstfeld AE, Harris RM., J Appl Lab Med, 2021, PMID:34165533

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