Terry B. Gernsheimer M.D.

Terry B. Gernsheimer M.D.

Specialties and Expertise





Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 


Dr. Gernsheimer is director of the UW Medical Transfusion Service and a UW professor of medicine in the division of hematology. She has expertise in transfusion therapy of hematologic malignancy, as well as, surgical bleeding. Her clinical and research interests include immune platelet disorders and thrombocytopenia.

Dr. Gernsheimer earned her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her M.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She did an internship and residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and came to the UW as a fellow in hematology.

After nearly 10 years in private practice, Dr. Gernsheimer returned to the UW and the Puget Sound Blood Center to direct the clinical and education programs in transfusion medicine and to continue her research in thrombocytopenia.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy developing relationships with my patients and educating them about their diagnosis so that we can make decisions about their care together. I believe sharing in these decisions allows us to prioritize their concerns and make the most appropriate choices for their lifestyle.

Personal Interests

Ballet, international travel, dogs and gardening.

Clinical Interests

Thrombocytopenia; ITP; thrombocytopenia of pregnancy; bleeding disorders; platelet transfusion therapy; autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Research Interests

Platelet growth factors; treatment of ITP; platelet transfusion therapy; transfusion of the stem cell transplant patient.


State Univ. of New York at Stony BrookMedical education1979
New England Deaconess Hosp.(Boston)InternshipInternal Medicine
New England Deaconess Hosp.(Boston)ResidencyInternal Medicine
UW - Dept. of MedicineFellowshipInternal Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineHematology (Int Med)2000
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