Monica B. Pagano, MD

Associate Professor | Head, Transfusion Medicine Division | Medical Director of Transfusion Services

Monica B. Pagano, MD


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Office Location:

UW Medical Center - Montlake, Room NN603D

Mailing Address:

Box 357110
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195‐7110

Research Lab

Pagano Lab

Clinical and Research Background

After obtaining her MD degree at the University of Buenos Aires, Dr. Pagano completed her training in Internal Medicine at the IDIM with Dr. Alfredo Lanari in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She then relocated to the US where she joined Dr. Thompson research laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis, MO to study inflammatory mediators. Dr. Pagano first joined the University of Washington as a Laboratory Medicine resident, and then completed her fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Board Certifications

2013 Transfusion Medicine, American Board of Pathology

2012 Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Research Interests

Dr. Pagano’s research interests include clinical transfusion support for patients with complex medical needs, adverse events to transfusion, apheresis practice, and medical education. She serves at several national committees; currently she is the Chair of the Clinical Transfusion Medicine Committee at AABB, and is the former chair of the Graduate Medical Education Subcommittee at ASFA. Her primary goals include providing the best possible treatment to benefit each patient, advancing the transfusion medicine field to benefit the community, and educating medical students, laboratory scientists, residents and fellows in the use of blood and blood products.

Academic and Medical Appointments

2020-Present Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2020-Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2017-Present Associate Program Director, Pathology Residency Program. University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2016-Present Graduate Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2014-2020 Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Education and Training

2015-2016 Teaching Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2012-2013 Fellow, Transfusion Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

2009-2012 Resident, Clinical Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2000-2003 Resident, Internal Medicine. Institute of Medical Research Dr. Alfredo Lanari, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1993-1999 University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Argentina. Degree: Medical Doctor


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