Grace Monis, M.D., Ph.D.

Grace Fortes Monis, M.D., Ph.D.


Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Apheresis and Special Coagulation


  • Assistant Professor, Transfusion Medicine Physician


To see if Grace Fortes Monis is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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.

Clinical Interests

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.

Research/Academic Interests

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Pathology - Diplomat,

American Board of Pathology, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine,

Professional Memberships

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.