Dr. Samih H. Nasr. After graduating from Damascus University (Syria), Dr. Nasrcompleted his pathology residency and nephropathology fellowship at Columbia University, New York. He then served on the faculty at McGill University and Columbia University. He has published over 165 manuscripts, focusing on paraprotein-related kidney diseases and glomerular diseases with organized deposits, including amyloidosis and fibrillary glomerulonephritis.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Hodgin received his PhD from the laboratory of Drs. Oliver Smithies and Nobuyo Maeda in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2001, and his MD, also from UNC, in 2003. Dr. Hodgin completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Columbia University, New York, in 2006 and a Nephropathology Fellowship at Columbia University under the tutelage of Dr. Vivette D’Agati in 2008. As a fellow, he investigated genome-wide expression profiling of laser-captured glomeruli from renal biopsies of FSGS patients found in the extensive archives at Columbia. His experience there solidified a desire to focus his research and clinical career on diseases of the kidney, specifically glomerular diseases. Since joining the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan in July of 2008, and working with Dr. Matthias Kretzler in Nephrology, Dr. Hodgin has added a systems biology approach to his interests and expertise. Since the inception of the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) over 10 years ago, he has been a member of the NEPTUNE Pathology Group and helped implement a standardized pathology scoring system to study structural-molecular-functional interactions for proteinuric glomerular diseases such as FSGS. More recently has joined the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) as both Principle Investigator for a Tissue Interrogation Site, tasked with single cell RNA sequencing of human kidney biopsies, and as a Co-Investigator for the Central Hub as one of the kidney pathologists on the team working to create the KPMP Kidney Atlas. He now has more than 50 publications in both basic and translational research areas and has been funded though NIH and foundation grants as well as pharmaceutical agencies.
Dr. John Tomaszewski is professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. Internationally renowned for his scholarship, teaching and service, Dr. Tomaszewski is a leader in clinical and digital pathology, computational modeling in histopathology, and the informatics revolution in pathology, where he contributes to international diagnostic guidelines. He is widely praised by his colleagues for his innovative approach to applying engineering and quantitative techniques to biopsy visualization and analysis for cancer and kidney disaese. Dr. Tomaszewski holds four patents and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and 35 book chapters, including 10 chapters dealing with his special interests in renal pathology, renal transplant and immunopathology. Among his numerous leadership roles, Dr. Tomaszewski served as president of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the world’s largest organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. In recognition of his exceptional leadership and research contributions, he was awarded Mastership by ASCP in 2014, the organization’s highest honor.