Steve Kleinman

Contact Information
1281 Rockcrest Avenue
Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 4W4
Tel 1-250-995-3110
Fax 1-250-995-3202
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Current Positions

  • Clinical Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine

Research Interests


  1. Glynn SA, Busch MP, Dodd RY, Katz LM, Stramer SL, Klein HG, Simmons G, Kleinman SH, Shurin SB; NHLBI Emerging Infectious Disease Task Force convened November 7, 2011. Emerging infectious agents and the nation’s blood supply: responding to potential threats in the 21st century.Transfusion. 2012 Jun 13.
  2. Busch MP, Murthy KK, Kleinman SH, Hirschkorn DF, Herring BL, Delwart EL, Racanelli V, Yoon JC, Rehermann B, Alter HJ. Infectivity in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) of plasma collected before HCV RNA detectability by FDA-licensed assays: implications for transfusion safety and HCV infection outcomes. Blood. 2012 Jun 28;119(26):6326-34.
  3. Delwart E, Slikas E, Stramer SL, Kamel H, Kessler D, Krysztof D, Tobler LH, Carrick DM, Steele W, Todd D, Wright DJ, Kleinman SH, Busch MP; for the NHLBI-REDS-II Study Group. Genetic Diversity of Recently Acquired and Prevalent HIV, Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus Infections in US Blood Donors. J Infect Dis. 2012 Mar;205(6):875-885.
  4. Cable RG, Steele WR, Melmed RS, Johnson B, Mast AE, Carey PM, Kiss JE, Kleinman SH, Wright DJ; for the NHLBI Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II (REDS-II). The difference between fingerstick and venous hemoglobin and hematocrit varies by sex and iron stores. Transfusion. 2011 Oct 20. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03389.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. O’Brien SF, Zou S, Laperche S, Brant LJ, Seed CR, Kleinman SH. Surveillance of transfusion-transmissible infections comparison of systems in five developed countries. Transfus Med Rev. 2012 Jan;26(1):38-57.
  6. Simmons G, Glynn SA, Komaroff AL, Mikovits JA, Tobler LH, Hackett J Jr, Tang N, Switzer WM, Heneine W, Hewlett IK, Zhao J, Lo SC, Alter HJ, Linnen JM, Gao K, Coffin JM, Kearney MF, Ruscetti FW, Pfost MA, Bethel J, Kleinman S, Holmberg JA, Busch MP; Blood XMRV Scientific Research Working Group (SRWG). Failure to confirm XMRV/MLVs in the blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a multi-laboratory study. Science. 2011 Nov 11;334(6057):814-7.
  7. Stramer SL, Krysztof DE, Brodsky JP, Fickett TA, Reynolds B, Phikulsod S, Oota S, Lin M, Saldanha J, Kleinman SH. Sensitivity comparison of two Food and Drug Administration-licensed, triplex nucleic acid test automated assays for hepatitis B virus DNA detection and associated projections of United States yield. Transfusion. 2011 Sep;51(9):2012-22.
  8. Josephson CD, Glynn SA, Kleinman SH, Blajchman MA; State-of-the Science Symposium Transfusion Medicine Committee. A multidisciplinary “think tank”: the top 10 clinical trial opportunities in transfusion medicine from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored 2009 state-of-the-science symposium. Transfusion. 2011 Apr;51(4):828-41.
  9. Kleinman SH, Triulzi DJ, Murphy EL, Carey PM, Gottschall JL, Roback JD, Carrick D, Mathew S, Wright DJ, Cable R, Ness P, Gajic O, Hubmayr RD, Looney MR, Kakaiya RM; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II. The Leukocyte Antibody Prevalence Study-II (LAPS-II): a retrospective cohort study of transfusion-related acute lung injury in recipients of high-plasma-volume human leukocyte antigen antibody-positive or -negative components. Transfusion. 2011 Oct;51(10):2078-91.
  10. Simmons G, Glynn SA, Holmberg JA, Coffin JM, Hewlett IK, Lo SC, Mikovits JA, Switzer WM, Linnen JM, Busch MP; Blood XMRV Scientific Research Working Group. The Blood Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus Scientific Research Working Group: mission, progress, and plans. Transfusion. 2011 Mar;51(3):643-53.
  11. Carrick DM, Norris PJ, Endres RO, Pandey S, Kleinman SH, Wright D, Sun Y, Busch MP. Establishing assay cutoffs for HLA antibody screening of apheresis donors. Transfusion. 2011; Oct;51(10):2092-101.
  12. Lee TH, Kleinman SH, Wen L, Montalvo L, Todd DS, Wright DJ, Tobler LH, Busch MP; NHLBI Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II (REDS-II). Distribution of parvovirus B19 DNA in blood compartments and persistence of virus in blood donors. Transfusion. 2011 Feb 8.
  13. Klein HG, Dodd RY, Hollinger FB, Katz LM, Kleinman S, McCleary KK, Silverman RH, Stramer SL; for the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on XMRV. Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and blood transfusion: report of the AABB interorganizational XMRV task force. Transfusion. 2011 Jan 14.


  • Chief Resident, Clinical Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident, Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego
  • B.Sc. (Biology), M.I.T. 1972