Dr. Caroline Raasch Alquist

Dr. Caroline Alquist joined the Hoxworth team as the Director of the Transplant Immunology Division in 2020, returning to her hometown of Cincinnati to focus on her interests in transplant immunology and transfusion medicine. She is boarded in anatomic and clinical pathology, transfusion medicine/blood banking, as well as histocompatibility and immunogenetics. Dr. Alquist is an ASHI-accredited HLA director and has authored a number of book chapters, abstracts, and manuscripts.  She is an active member of multiple AABB, ASFA, and ASHI committees and is committed to collaborative research and medical education.

ORCID: 0000-0001-9352-2585

Web of Science ResearcherID: M-7982-2017

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Transfusion Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Lebanon, NH 
  • Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC), New Orleans, LA
  • Doctor of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, LSUHSC 
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Physiology, LSUHSC 
  • Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 

Professional Experience

  • Section Head of Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Ochsner Health System (OHS), New Orleans, LA 
  • Medical Co-Director, Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (HLA) Lab, OHS, New Orleans, LA 
  • Medical Director, Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Laboratory, OHS, New Orleans, LA 
  • Medical Director, St. Bernard Parish Hospital Laboratory and ABG Section, OHS, Chalmette, LA 
  • Medical Director, Cellular Therapy Processing Lab, Ochsner Medical Center Leukemia, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, OHS, New Orleans, LA 
  • Transfusion Medicine Physician, Section of Transfusion Medicine and Histocompatibility, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, OHS, New Orleans, LA 
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, LSUHSC School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 
  • Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Queensland School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA