Renal Pathology: Consulting Staff

Faculty

Shreeram Akilesh, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Pathology

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Akilesh is presently applying next generation genomic tools and analyses to understand the development, structure and function of the kidney and its component cells in health and disease. He has received the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship (2013-2016) to support these studies.


Charles E. Alpers, MD

Professor and Interim Chair of Pathology | Head, Renal Pathology Service | Director, Renal Pathology Fellowship | Head, Electron Microscope Laboratory

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology


Behzad Najafian, MD

Associate Professor

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Najafian is a Renal Pathologist with diagnostic expertise in medical kidney biopsies using light, immunofluorescent and electron microscopy techniques. He specializes in diagnosing both transplant and native medical kidney diseases. Dr. Najafian’s research is focused on structural-functional relationships of kidney disease, especially in diabetic nephropathy and Fabry disease, mechanisms of podocyte injury in Fabry disease and non-invasive biomarkers of kidney injury with especial focus on podocyturia and plasma microparticles.


Roberto F. Nicosia, MD, PhD

Professor

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology

Board Certified in Clinical Pathology


Kelly Smith, MD, PhD

Associate Professor | Director, Pathology Residency Program

Board Certifications

Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology

Staff

Richard King
Renal Pathology Technician
Phone: 206.598.4028
Fax: 206.598.8049

Chiyen Miller
Electron Microscopy Lab, Head technician
Phone: 206.598.6411
Fax: 206.598.8049

Jennifer Watt and Bob Underwood
Electron Microscopy Lab
Phone: 206.598.6411
Fax: 206.598.8049