Department of Pathology

NEPHROPATHOLOGY

The Division of Renal and Transplant Pathology continues to grow. Our renal biopsy referral service extends to seven states and over 40 hospitals. Our transplant biopsy volume continues to be high, and, in addition to renal allograft biopsies, we sign out all heart and pancreas transplant biopsies. We provide state of the art renal biopsy interpretation with a fast (one day) turnaround time. Dr. Anjali Satoskar serves as the division director with support from Dr. Tibor Nadasdy and Dr. Sergey Brodsky. The division is also supported by Ed Calomeni, Director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory; Angie Blissett, PhD, Electron Microscopist, Cherri Bott, Lead IF Laboratory Tech.; Stephanie Laus, Administrative Assistant, along with Kyle Ware, Aarika Colegrove, Randy Youmans and Yongjin Zhu, Laboratory Technicians.

The division is engaged in numerous research projects. Several collaborative studies with the Nephrology Division of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Comprehensive Transplant Center are ongoing. They include, among others, “warfarin-associated nephropathy” (recently described by us), staphylococcus infection-associated glomerulonephritis, the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis, proteomics of a variety of glomerular diseases and micro-RNAs in allograft rejection and infection.