Ralph Green, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C. PATH
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Pathology - Clinical
Pathology - Hematopathology
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Green is consulted by patients and physicians on problems relating to vitamin B12 deficiency including pernicious anemia.
Dr. Green is a recognized expert in the diagnosis of hematological disorders, with special emphasis on anemias; in the diagnosis and treatment of nutritional deficiency diseases and disorders; and is the Director of the UC Davis Diagnostics, an outreach reference laboratory that performs clinical laboratory tests.
Dr. Ralph Green has dedicated a major portion of his professional effort to the practice of hematology. He has served on NIH study sections and as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.
He has authored or co-authored over 250 publications. Dr. Green serves on the editorial boards of several hematology journals.
He has been a consultant for several biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies. He has recently served as an expert consultant for the NIH Biomarkers of Nutrition for Development group and the NHLBI Working Group on the Microbiome.
M.D., University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1964
Ph.D., Hematology/Biochemistry, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1976
Internship: Internal Medicine, Johannesburg General Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa 1964
Pathology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1970-1972
Biochemistry, St. Bartholomew�s Hospital & Medical College, London, England 1967-1969
American Board of Pathology, 1995
Royal College of Pathologists (UK), 2002
American Association for Advancement in Science
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society of Clinical Pathology
American Society of Hematology
College of American Pathologists
International Society for Experimental Hematology
International Society for Laboratory Hematology
Western Association of Physicians
Honors and Awards
Berend Houwen Award and lectureship of the International Society of Laboratory Hematology, 2017
Dean�s Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, 2014
Special Award from APC Program Directors for Extraordinary Service to Pathology Resident Education, 2010
American Registry of Pathologists AFIP/Calendar Binford Lecturer Washington, DC, 2006
Royal College of Pathologists, 2002
Opening of Singapore Postgraduate Medical Institute (Keynote Speaker), 1995
Select Recent Publications
Howell LP, Wahl S, Ryan J, Gandour-Edwards R, Green R. Educational and Career Development Outcomes Among Undergraduate Summer Research Interns: A Pipeline for Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, and Biomedical Science. Acad Pathol. 2019 Dec 13;6:2374289519893105.
Garrod MG, Rossow HA, Calvert CC, Miller JW, Green R, Buchholz BA, Allen LH. (14)C-Cobalamin Absorption from Endogenously Labeled Chicken Eggs Assessed in Humans Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Nutrients. 2019 Sep 8;11(9). pii: E2148.
Paniz C, Lucena MR, Bertinato JF, Lourenço FR, Barros BCA, Gomes GW, Figueiredo MS, Cançado RD, Blaia-D Avila VLN, Pfeiffer CM, Fazili Z, Green R, Carvalho VM, Guerra-Shinohara EM. Daily supplementation with 5 mg of folic acid in Brazilian patients with hereditary spherocytosis. J Investig Med. 2019 May 9. pii: jim-2019-001025. doi: 10.1136/jim-2019-001025. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31076457.
Bailey DN, Buja LM, Gorstein F, Gotlieb A, Green R, Kane A, Lipscomb MF, Sanfilippo F. Life After Being a Pathology Department Chair III: Reflections on the "Afterlife". Acad Pathol. 2019 Apr 29;6:2374289519846068.
Oussalah A, Julien M, Levy J, Hajjar O, Franczak C, Stephan C, Laugel E, Wandzel M, Filhine-Tresarrieu P, Green R, Guéant JL. Global Burden Related to Nitrous Oxide Exposure in Medical and Recreational Settings: A Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 2019 Apr 23;8(4). pii: E551.
Garrod MG, Buchholz BA, Miller JW, Haack KW, Green R, Allen LH. 'Vitamin B12 added as a fortificant to flour retains high bioavailability when baked in bread' Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2018.05.042
Su RJ, Green R, Chen M. Enumeration of bone marrow plasmacytoid dendritic cells by multiparameter flow cytometry as a prognostic marker following alloeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2018 Mar;69:107-112.
Christine CW, Auinger P, Joslin A, Yelpaala Y, Green R; Parkinson Study Group-DATATOP Investigators. Vitamin B12 and homocysteine levels predict different outcomes in early Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2018 Mar 6.
Green R. Are malignant hematology specialists adequately prepared to care for patients with benign blood disorders? HemOnc Today. 2017 November 25.
Green R, Allen LH, Bjørke-Monsen AL, Brito A, Guéant JL, Miller JW, Molloy AM, Nexo E, Stabler S, Toh BH, Ueland PM, Yajnik C. Vitamin B(12) deficiency. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2017 Jun 29;3:17040.