Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
6 Founders
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology


B.S. (Zoology and Russian), Brigham Young University, 1998
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), Emory University School of Medicine, 2008
Ph.D. (Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology), Emory University, 2008

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2012

Postgraduate Training

Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine, 2008-2012
Fellow in Renal and Genitourinary Pathology, Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2012-2013

Awards and Honors

University Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 1992
DOE Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Davis, 1996
Dean's List, College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University, 1996
NSF Research Training Program, National Museum of Natural History, 1998
NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, Emory University, 1999-2008
NIH Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, Emory University, 2005
Woodruff Scholarship, Emory University School of Medicine, 2007-2008

Memberships and Professional Organizations

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2012 - 2014
Renal Pathology Society, 2012 - Present
College of American Pathologists, 2012 - 2014
American Society of Nephrology, 2015 - present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Lenalidomide-induced tubulointerstitial nephritis in Hodgkin lymphoma.

Dinh Alex, Palmer Matthew B, Svoboda Jakub, Hogan Jonathan J, Leukemia & lymphoma, 2019, PMID:31125280

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DNMT1 in Progenitor Cells Is Essential for Transposable Element Silencing and Kidney Development.

Li Szu-Yuan, Park Jihwan, Guan Yuting, Chung Kiwung, Shrestha Rojesh, Palmer Matthew B, Susztak Katalin, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 2019, PMID:30850438

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Native Kidney BK Virus Nephropathy, A Systematic Review.

Shah Ankur, Kumar Vinayak, Palmer Matthew B, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Laskin Benjamin, Sawinski Deirdre, Hogan Jonathan J, Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 2019, PMID:30907978

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Differential contribution of C5aR and C5b-9 pathways to renal thrombic microangiopathy and macrovascular thrombosis in mice carrying an atypical hemolytic syndrome-related factor H mutation.

Ueda Yoshiyasu, Miwa Takashi, Ito Daisuke, Kim Hangsoo, Sato Sayaka, Gullipalli Damodar, Zhou Lin, Golla Madhu, Song Delu, Dunaief Joshua L, Palmer Matthew B, Song Wen-Chao, Kidney international, 2019, PMID:30910380

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LCAT deficiency, lipoprotein glomerulopathy, idiopathic nodular glomerulosclerosis, and non-AL amyloidosis

Matthew B. Palmer, Abdallah Geara, Glomerulonephritis, 2019

Kidney cytosine methylation changes improve renal function decline estimation in patients with diabetic kidney disease.

Gluck Caroline, Qiu Chengxiang, Han Sang Youb, Palmer Matthew, Park Jihwan, Ko Yi-An, Guan Yuting, Sheng Xin, Hanson Robert L, Huang Jing, Chen Yong, Park Ae Seo Deok, Izquierdo Maria Concepcion, Mantzaris Ioannis, Verma Amit, Pullman James, Li Hongzhe, Susztak Katalin, Nature communications 10(1): 2461, 2019, PMID:31165727

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Functional methylome analysis of human diabetic kidney disease.

Park Jihwan, Guan Yuting, Sheng Xin, Gluck Caroline, Seasock Matthew J, Hakimi A. Ari, Qiu Chengxiang, Pullman James, Verma Amit, Li Hongzhe, Palmer Matthew, Susztak Katalin, JCI insight 4(11): , 2019, PMID:31167971

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Renal compartment-specific genetic variation analyses identify new pathways in chronic kidney disease.

Qiu Chengxiang, Huang Shizheng, Park Jihwan, Park YoSon, Ko Yi-An, Seasock Matthew J, Bryer Joshua S, Xu Xiang-Xi, Song Wen-Chao, Palmer Matthew, Hill Jon, Guarnieri Paolo, Hawkins Julie, Boustany-Kari Carine M, Pullen Steven S, Brown Christopher D, Susztak Katalin, Nature medicine 24(11): 1721-1731, 2018, PMID:30275566

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A deep learning approach for detection of normal and globally sclerotic glomeruli on whole slide images from the NEPTUNE renal biopsies

Chen Y, Janowczyk A, Palmer M, Sedor J, O'Toole J, Barisoni L, Madabhushi A, Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 2018

Factors associated with incident diabetes in patients with glomerular disease: the CureGN study

Amy Mottl A, Mansfield S, Palmer MB, Bomback A, Royal V, Nester C, Barisoni L, Stokes M, Jennette C, Kretzler M, Tuttle K, Nast C, Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, San Diego, CA, 2018