Grace Fortes Monis, M.D., Ph.D.
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Apheresis and Special Coagulation
- Assistant Professor, Transfusion Medicine Physician
Philosophy of Care
I consider the patient to be a crucial part of the health care team. A person's participation, opinion and choices matter in reaching their health care goals. Is is an honor to serve as a health care provider at UC Davis Medical Center.
Dr. Monis is interested in patient oriented appropriate use of blood products. She encourages patient and children education, waste reduction, use of databases/informatics and efficient process management. Dr. Monis is a transfusion physician for the Blood Bank, Apheresis and Special Coagulation service.
Dr. Monis has research interests in the improvement of blood product quality and administration. Some of her previous studies investigate hematologic pathology (including disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC); microparticle formation; lupus inhibitors; hemophilia). She has also worked with new assay development and/or application (ex. for blood component quality monitoring or lupus inhibitors).
M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA 2008
Ph.D., Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA 2008
B.S., San Jose State University, San Jose CA 1998
Internship: Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2008-2009
Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2008-2012
Transfusion Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2015-2016
Lab Medicine / Hemophilia, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2012-2015
American Board of Pathology - Diplomat,
American Board of Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine,
American Society for Apheresis
California Blood Bank Society
Honors and Awards
California Blood Bank Society (CBBS) Educational Scholarship, 2016
University of Washington Medical Center Teacher Recognition, 2015
Bayer Hemophilia Fellowship Award 2013-2015,
The Leonard and Julius Gottlieb Prize Fund in Pathology Education, 2008
Amyloidosis Research Foundation Fellowship 2005-2007,
Grunebaum Research Fellowship, BUSM Cancer Center 2004,
Select Recent Publications
Harm SK, Yazer MH, Monis GF, Triulzi DJ, Aubuchon JP, Delaney M. A centralized recipient database enhances the serologic safety of RBC transfusions for patients with sickle cell disease. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Feb;141(2):256-61.
Laboratory Management of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC). In BH Shaz et al (Eds.) Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis Clinical and Laboratory Aspects 2nd Edition. 2013 (pp 937-40).
Monis G, Ferrell C, Reyes M. Lupus anticoagulant increases activated partial thromboplastin time (PTT) prolongation in incubated 1:1 mix. Clin Lab Sci. 2012 Summer;25(3):165-9.
Amyloid Light Chains Localize to Lysosomes and Cardiac Fibroblasts Show Reduced Mitochondrial Function. In M Skinner (Eds.) XIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis. 2008 (pp. 22-24). CRC Press.
Monis GF, Schultz C, Ren R, Eberhard J, Costello C, Connors L, Skinner M, Trinkaus-Randall V. Role of endocytic inhibitory drugs on internalization of amyloidogenic light chains by cardiac fibroblasts. Am J Pathol. 2006 Dec;169(6):1939-52.
Trinkaus-Randall V, Walsh MT, Steeves S, Monis G, Connors LH, Skinner M. Cellular response of cardiac fibroblasts to amyloidogenic light chains. Am J Pathol. 2005 Jan;166(1):197-208.
Internalization of Systemic Amyloid Light Chains and Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan Deposition. In G. Grateau, RA Kyle, M Skinner (Eds.) Amyloid and Amyloidosis. 2005 (pp. 142 – 144). CRC Press.