Yvette C. Tanhehco, MD, PhD, MS

Board Certifications: 
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Pathology
Accepting New Patients
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Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Clinical Pathology, Cellular Therapy, Transfusion Medicine, Apheresis

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Director of Transfusion Medicine
  • Medical Director of Hemotherapy
  • Director of Cellular Therapy

Dr. Tanhehco is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She has been a faculty member and attending physician in the Division of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy since 2012.  She is also the Assistant Director of Transfusion Medicine, Director of Cellular Therapy and Medical Director of Hemotherapy/Apheresis at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. 

Dr. Tanhehco received her BA degree in Biological Sciences with concentrations in Microbiology and Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell University. She then pursued graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she earned her PhD degree in Viral Oncology.  Her interest in clinical care and medicine led her to the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained her MD degree. She did her residency in Clinical Pathology and fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she also obtained a MS degree in Translational Research. She is board certified by the Americal Board of Pathology in Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. 

Dr. Tanhehco is an active member of several societies including the American Association of Blood Banks, American Society for Apheresis and College of American Pathologists.  She was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and was chosen as one of the 2016 Leading Physicians of the World.

Email: yct2103@cumc.columbia.edu

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Taiwanese


  • Female

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications

  • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
  • Clinical Pathology

Honors & Awards

2016 Leading Physicians of the World


Selected Publications

Tanhehco YC, Schwartz J, Linenberger ML.  Defining the Quality of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Products - The Devil is in the Details.  Transfusion 2015; 55(10): 2300-2303.

Paroder-Belenitsky M and Tanhehco YC.  Extracorporeal photopheresis drive tube leak due to end‐user misload.  Transfusion 2015; 55(8):1829.

Metjian A, Tanhehco YC, Aqui N, Bhoj V, Jamensky L, Marques M, Onwuemene O, Pham HP, Arepally G.  The Thrombotic Microangiopathy Registry of North America (TRNA): A United States Multi-Institutional TMA Network.  J Clin Apher 2016; 31(5):448-53.

Tanhehco YC, Weisberg S, Schwartz J.  Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation for Nonmalignant and Malignant Indications.  Transfusion 2016; 56(3):761-770.

McMahon CM, Tanhehco YC, and Cuker A.  Inappropriate documentation of heparin as an allergy in the medical record due to misdiagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: frequency and consequences.  J Thromb Haemost 2017; 15(2):370-374.