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

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

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Selected Publications

Development and evaluation of deep learning-based segmentation of histologic structures in the kidney cortex with multiple histologic stains

CP Jayapandian, Y Chen, A Janowczyk, MB Palmer, CA Cassol, M Sekulic, JB Hodgin, J Zee, SM Hewitt, J O'Toole, P Toro, JR Sedor, L Barisoni, A Madabhushi, Kidney International, 2020, PMID:32835732

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PD-L1 Positivity Associated with Presence of Tertiary Lymphoid Structures and High-Stage Disease in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma

ME Smith, SJ Farahani, T Chao, M Palmer, A Arriola, P Lal, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2020, PMID:32864684

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Acquired Cystic Kidney Disease-associated Renal Cell Carcinoma (ACKD-RCC) Harbor Recurrent Mutations in KMT2C and TSC2 Genes.

Shah A, Lal P, Toorens E, Palmer MB, Schwartz L, Vergara N, Guzzo T, Nayak A, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 2020, PMID:32604168

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The Feasibility and Safety of Obtaining Research Kidney Biopsy Cores in Patients With Diabetes: An Interim Analysis of the TRIDENT Study

Hogan JJ, Owen JG, Blady SJ, Almaani S, Avasare RS, Bansal S, Lenz O, Luciano RL, Parikh SV, Ross MJ, Sharma D, Szerlip H, Wadhwani S, Townsend RR, Palmer MB, Susztak K, Mottl AK; TRIDENT Study Investigators*., Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2020, PMID:32341009

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Deep Learning Based on MRI for Differentiation of Low- and High-Grade in Low-Stage Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Zhao Yijun, Chang Marcello, Wang Robin, Xi Ianto Lin, Chang Ken, Huang Raymond Y, Vallières Martin, Habibollahi Peiman, Dagli Mandeep S, Palmer Matthew, Zhang Paul J, Silva Alvin C, Yang Li, Soulen Michael C, Zhang Zishu, Bai Harrison X, Stavropoulos S William, Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, 2020, PMID:32222054

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Rationale and design of the Transformative Research in Diabetic Nephropathy (TRIDENT) Study.

Townsend Raymond R, Guarnieri Paolo, Argyropoulos Christos, Blady Shira, Boustany-Kari Carine M, Devalaraja-Narashimha Kishor, Morton Lori, Mottl Amy K, Patel Uptal, Palmer Matthew, Ross Michael J, Sarov-Blat Lea, Steinbugler Kathryn, Susztak Katalin, Kidney international 97(1): 10-13, 2020, PMID:31901339

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Comprehensive Ultrastructural Analysis Strongly Predicts Kidney Function Decline in the Multicenter TRIDENT Cohort

Palmer MB, Abedini A, Jackson C, Blady S, Chatterjee S, Sullivan K, Townsend R, Mottl A, Almaani S, Srivastava A, Avasare R, Ross M, Brodbeck J, Susztak K, Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, Denver CO, 2020

Paraneoplastic Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis Associated With Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Jeyabalan Anushya, Geara Abdallah S, Frey Noelle V, Palmer Matthew D, Hogan Jonathan J, Kidney international reports 4(10): 1494-1498, 2019, PMID:31701062

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Mitochondrial Damage and Activation of the STING Pathway Lead to Renal Inflammation and Fibrosis.

Chung Ki Wung, Dhillon Poonam, Huang Shizheng, Sheng Xin, Shrestha Rojesh, Qiu Chengxiang, Kaufman Brett A, Park Jihwan, Pei Liming, Baur Joseph, Palmer Matthew, Susztak Katalin, Cell metabolism 30(4): 784-799.e5, 2019, PMID:31474566

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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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