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Suzanne Bakdash, MD, MPH

Suzanne Bakdash, MD, MPH
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Department Clinical Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus



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About Suzanne Bakdash, MD, MPH

Suzanne Bakdash, MD, MPH, is an Associate Staff Member in the Department of Clinical Pathology, Section of Transfusion Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. Her specialty interests include transfusion medicine and coagulation.

She earned her medical degree from Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. She completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and a transfusion medicine and blood bank fellowship at the Institute for Transfusion Medicine ( ITxM) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Bakdash is certified by the American Board of Pathology in transfusion medicine and blood bank as well as in anatomic and clinical pathology.

She is a member of several professional societies, including the AABB, American Medical Association, American Society for Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, and United Stated and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and abstracts as well as having presented a number of times on topics such as plasma transfusion and transfusion reactions, among others.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Graduate School - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA

Medical Education - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine

Additional Training

  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Pathology - Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
  • Pathology - Clinical Informatics

Specialty Interests

transfusion medicine/blood bank, coagulation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/9/2021, Dr. Bakdash has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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