Renal pathology

Evaluation and reporting for medical kidney diseases.

Our multispecialty renal pathology team and comprehensive approach offers the ideal environment to promptly diagnose common as well as rare and complex cases. 

To ensure diagnostic accuracy and thoroughness, a Mayo Clinic renal pathologist evaluates kidney biopsy specimens by light microscopy, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and when indicate, by ancillary techniques (such as pronase immunofluorescence, IgG subtype staining, immunohistochemistry, mass spectrometry, etc.). The pathologic findings are reported based on current diagnostic standards established by the Renal Pathology Society, Banff Conferences, and International Kidney and Monoclonal Gammopathy Research Group.

6,500

analyzed biopsies per year


8

sub-specialized pathologists



Pathology in Focus

Mary Fidler, M.D. gives an overview of the renal pathology service and the benefits of collaborating with Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

Expertise

Mariam (Priya) Alexander, M.D


Medical School

Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Residency

Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Boston University School of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Fellowship

Brigham Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Lynn Cornell, M.D.


Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Mary Fidler, M.D.

Section Head


Medical School

University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fellowship

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Joseph Grande, M.D., Ph.D


Medical School

University of Chicago

Residency

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Fellowship

University of Michigan Medical School

Photo of Loren Herrera Hernandez, M.D.

Loren Herrera-Hernandez, M.D


Medical School

Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Residency

University of Miami

Fellowship

Brigham Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Cedar Sinai Medical Center

Photo of Kyriakos Chatzopoulos, M.D.

Samih Nasr, M.D


Medical School

Damascus University

Residency

Damascus University
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Fellowship

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

Sanjeev Sethi, M.D., Ph.D


Medical School

Sarojini Naidu Medical College

Residency

Yale University

Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Pingchuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D


Medical School

Peking University Medical School, Beijing, China

Residency

Yunnan First People's Hospital, Kunming, China
Texas A&M University Health Science Center - Scott & White

Fellowship

University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Testing

Medical Renal Disease and Renal Transplant Monitoring

Renal Pathology Tests Available to Order Individually

Learn more about how to order these evaluations at your institution.