Nicole Draper, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Pathology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Weber State University (UT) (1998)
Residency:
  • University of South Florida Program, Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Puget Sound Blood Center Program, Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine (2009)
  • University of South Florida Program, Oncologic Surgical Pathology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pathology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Services
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Practice

Recognition & Awards

  • Summit Award, Department of Pathology (2020)
    Excellence in resident teaching, comprising the top 5-10% of faculty according to resident evaluations
  • Patient Safety Role Model, UCH CEO and Resident Safety Rounds (2020)
  • Summit Award, Department of Pathology (2019)
  • Academy of Medical Educators Induction, Academy of Medical Educators University of Colorado School of Medicine (2019)
  • Summit Award, Department of Pathology (2018)
  • Summit Award, Department of Pathology (2017)
    Excellence in resident teaching, comprising the top 5-10% of faculty according to resident evaluations.
  • Summit Award, Department of Pathology (2016)

Research Interests

Platelet refractoriness, ABO discrepancies, chimerism.

Teaching

  • Course Director and Instructor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Pathology
  • Curriculum Content Director for Pathology (2020)
    School of Medicine, Pathology
  • Vice Chair of Education (2019)
    School of Medicine, Pathology

Publications

  • Cooling L, Draper N, Alquist C, Jones A, Fernando L, et al. Donor and procedural factors associates with thrombocytopenia in older, related allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell donor. Transfusion. 2021;61(s3):P-CT-6.
  • Pino D, Helander L, Draper NL. Utilizing routine test of kidney transplant candidates to improve the safety and delivery of HLA-matched platelets. Transfusion. 2021;61(s3):P-TS-52.
  • Karafin MS, Becker JL, Berg M, DeSimone RA, Draper NL, Hudgins J, Metcalf RA, Pagano MB, Park YA, Rossmann SN, Schwartz J, Souers R, Thomas L, Uhl L, Ramsey GE. Heterogeneity in Approaches for Switching From Universal to Patient ABO Type-Specific Blood Components During Massive Hemorrhage. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021 Dec 1;145(12):1499-1504. PubMed PMID: 33720316
  • Ho AP, Ho BE, Berg MP, Gutman JA, Draper NL. Blood type change identifies late dominance reversal of chimerism after double umbilical cord blood transplantation with review of the literature. Transfusion. 2021 Mar;61(3):960-967. PubMed PMID: 33638187
  • Ho AP, Ho BE, Draper NL. An Ambiguous Case of Fetomaternal Hemorrhage with Strong Kleihauer-Betke Positivity. ASCP LabQ. Published online 1/31/2020.

Professional Memberships

  • AABB, Member
  • College of American Pathologists, Fellow
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Fellow
  • American Society for Apheresis, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital
1750 E. Ken Pratt Boulevard
Longmont, CO 80504
720-718-7000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pathology, Board Certification (2007, 2017)
  • Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine, Board Certification (2009, 2017)
Clinical Interests
Transfusion medicine and apheresis procedures.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Weber State University (UT) (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • University of South Florida Program, Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Puget Sound Blood Center Program, Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine (2009)
  • University of South Florida Program, Oncologic Surgical Pathology (2008)
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Languages: English
Department: Pathology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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