Ronald Jackups Jr., MD, PhD

Ronald Jackups Jr., MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Section Head, Clinical Informatics
Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship


  • Laboratory & Genomic Medicine

Additional Titles

  • Associate CMIO, Laboratory Informatics, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship
  • Co-Medical Director, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Hematology Lab
  • Director, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Blood Bank
  • Co-Medical Director, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Core Laboratory
  • Section Head, Clinical Informatics


  • BA, Mathematics and Classics: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2000)
  • MD: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008)
  • PhD, Bioinformatics: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008)
  • Resident in Clinical Pathology: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2011)
  • Transfusion Medicine Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Clinical Pathology, 2012
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Transfusion Medicine, 2012
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Clinical Informatics, 2015


  • Teacher of the Year Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Clinical Pathology Residency Program, 2018
  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2011-2012
  • Miordrag Radulovacki Family Prize for Excellence in the Basic Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2008

Clinical Interests

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Pediatric Transfusion Medicine
  • Laboratory Hematology

Research Interests

Dr. Jackups’ research interests involve developing novel applications of electronic clinical decision support to address challenges in utilization of laboratory testing and blood products, including order system reminders, testing algorithms, process simulation, and online education.

Selected Publications

PubMed Search

Otrock ZK, Thibodeaux SR, Jackups R Jr. Vascular access for red blood cell exchange. Transfusion. 2018;58 Suppl 1:569-79.
Munigala S, Jackups RR Jr, Poirier RF, Liang SY, Wood H, Jafarzadeh SR, Warren DK. Impact of order set design on urine culturing practices at an academic medical centre emergency department.
BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:587-92.
Jackups R Jr. Deep learning makes its way to the clinical laboratory. Clin Chem. 2017;63:1790-1.
Jackups R Jr, Szymanski JJ, Persaud SP. Clinical decision support for hematology laboratory test utilization. Int J Lab Hematol. 2017;39 Suppl 1:12-35.
Wilen CB, Booth GS, Grossman BJ, Lane WJ, Szklarski PC, Jackups R Jr. Using direct antiglobulin test results to reduce unnecessary cold agglutinin testing. Transfusion. 2017;57:1480-4.
Jackups R Jr and Savage W. Gaps in research on adverse events to transfusion in Pediatrics. Transfus Med Rev. 2016;30:209-12.
Jackups R Jr. The promise – and pitfalls – of computerized provider alerts for laboratory test ordering. Clin Chem. 2016;62:791-2.
Jackups R Jr, Kymes S. Comparison of two platelet transfusion strategies to minimize ABO-non-identical transfusion, outdating, and shortages using a computer-simulated “virtual blood bank”. Transfusion. 2015;55:348-56.
Jackups R Jr, Canter C, Sweet SC, Mohanakumar T, Morris GP. Measurement of donor-specific HLA antibodies following plasma exchange therapy predicts clinical outcome in pediatric heart and lung transplant recipients with antibody-mediated rejection. J Clin Aphersis. 2013; 28(4):301-8.

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