Renal Pathology Fellowship


This one or two year fellowship program is ACGME-accredited for one year. The fellowship combines clinical and research experience. Clinical training is focused on kidney pathology and can be combined with one additional specialty among cardiovascular, urologic and autopsy pathology.

Clinical experience includes evaluation of transplant and non-transplant specimens utilizing light, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy.

The fellowship is designed to provide graded clinical responsibilities, including on-call coverage with attending back-up as the trainee gains experience. Rotations include sessions in laboratory management and quality control, as well as elective time for rotations of interest.

The fellow participates in joint clinical conferences with the faculty and trainees from the Department of Medicine and Transplant Surgery.

Research is an integral part of the fellowship and may have either a clinical or experimental emphasis, with high potential for interdepartmental collaboration as well. A second non-ACGME accredited year emphasizing research is available on a case by case basis. Faculty research interests include renal transplantation, acute tubular injury, tubular transport, renal development, and glomerular disease. The trainee also participates in teaching of medical students and residents. One position is available per year.


Board eligible or board certified in AP or AP/CP from an ACGME-accredited residency program.


Commensurate with the candidate's level of postgraduate training in pathology.



To apply, please download our application form and submit it by email to the program director.

Send the application (via email) to:

Serena M Bagnasco, M.D.
Director, Renal Biopsy Service

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
Department of Pathology, Pathology 711
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 410-502-0812
Fax: 410-614-7100
Email: [email protected]

Former Fellows

Year Fellow Interest Current Position
2021-2022 Alana Donaldson Dasgupta, M.D. BK Virus Nephropathy in Kidney Transplantation Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2020-2021 Gabriel Giannini, M.D. The prevalence of mesangial electron-dense deposits in PLA2R-positive membranous nephropathy Staff Pathologist, Yosemite Pathology Medical Group, Modesto, CA
2015-2016 Rajib Gupta, M.D. Monoclonal gammopathy-associated renal diseases Assistant Professor, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Academic Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
2014-2015 Avi Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. Digital pathology and next-generation sequencing of kidney pathology; kidney fibrosis; focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and APOL1 variants. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2013-2014 Srinivas Gottipati, M.D. Sarcoidosis in Native and Transplanted Kidneys: Incidence, Pathologic Findings, and Clinical Course University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2012-2013 Naima Carter-Monroe, M.D. Kidney transplantation; ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis. Acting Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
2011-2012 Carla Ellis, M.D. Validation of the new classification of pauci-immune glomerulonephritis in a United States cohort and its correlation with renal outcome. Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2010-2011 Michael Kuperman, M.D. HIV- and APOL1-related kidney disease. Staff Pathologist, Arkana Laboratories, Little Rock, AR
2009-2010 Danielle Holanda, M.D. Lenalidomide-induced acute interstitial nephritis. Staff Pathologist, Arkana Laboratories, Little Rock, AR

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