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
Ph.D. (Biochemistry, Cell, and Developmental Biology), Emory University, 2008
M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), Emory University School of Medicine, 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
Dean's List, College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University, 1996
DOE Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Davis, 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

Web Links

Selected Publications

New-onset hepatitis C virus-associated glomerulonephritis following sustained virologic response with direct-acting antiviral therapy

Ghosn Muriel, Palmer Matthew B, Najem Catherine E, Haddad Danny, Merkel Peter A, Hogan Jonathan J, Clinical nephrology 87 (2017)(5): 261-266, 2017, PMID:28332476

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Quiz Page May 2017: CKD and Nephrotic Syndrome After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

Hogan Jonathan J, Palmer Matthew D, Loren Alison W, Laskin Benjamin L, American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 69(5): A10-A13, 2017, PMID:28434525

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Histopathologic changes in anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibody-positive kidney transplant recipients with acute rejection and no donor specific HLA antibodies.

Lim Mary Ann, Palmer Matthew, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Bloom Roy D, Jackson Annette, Philogene Mary Carmelle, Kamoun Malek, Human immunology 78(4): 350-356, 2017, PMID:28284829

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Transgenic expression of human APOL1 risk variants in podocytes induces kidney disease in mice.

Beckerman Pazit, Bi-Karchin Jing, Park Ae Seo Deok, Qiu Chengxiang, Dummer Patrick D, Soomro Irfana, Boustany-Kari Carine M, Pullen Steven S, Miner Jeffrey H, Hu Chien-An A, Rohacs Tibor, Inoue Kazunori, Ishibe Shuta, Saleem Moin A, Palmer Matthew B, Cuervo Ana Maria, Kopp Jeffrey B, Susztak Katalin, Nature medicine 23(4): 429-438, 2017, PMID:28218918

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Murine systemic thrombophilia and hemolytic uremic syndrome from a factor H point mutation.

Ueda Yoshiyasu, Mohammed Imran, Song Delu, Gullipalli Damodar, Zhou Lin, Sato Sayaka, Wang Yuan, Gupta Shuchi, Cheng Zhongjian, Wang Hong, Bao Jialing, Mao Yingying, Brass Lawrence, Zheng X Long, Miwa Takashi, Palmer Matthew, Dunaief Joshua, Song Wen-Chao, Blood 129(9): 1184-1196, 2017, PMID:28057640

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Interstitial fibrosis scored on whole-slide digital imaging of kidney biopsies is a predictor of outcome in proteinuric glomerulopathies.

Mariani Laura H, Martini Sebastian, Barisoni Laura, Canetta Pietro A, Troost Jonathan P, Hodgin Jeffrey B, Palmer Matthew, Rosenberg Avi Z, Lemley Kevin V, Chien Hui-Ping, Zee Jarcy, Smith Abigail, Appel Gerald B, Trachtman Howard, Hewitt Stephen M, Kretzler Matthias, Bagnasco Serena M, Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 2017, PMID:28339906

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Development of proteinuria and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis during direct acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection (HEP-16-2474.R1).

Hogan Jonathan J, Lim Mary Ann, Palmer Matthew B, Bloom Roy D, Chung Raymond T, Sise Meghan E, Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 2017, PMID:28211090

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Notch pathway is activated via genetic and epigenetic alterations and is a therapeutic target in clear cell renal cancer.

Bhagat Tushar D, Zou Yiyu, Huang Shizeng, Park Jihwan, Palmer Matthew B, Hu Caroline, Li Wejuan, Shenoy Niraj, Giricz Orsolya, Choudhary Gaurav, Yu Yiting, Ko Yi-An, Izquierdo Maria C, Park Ae Seo Deok, Vallumsetla Nishanth, Laurence Remi, Lopez Robert, Suzuki Masako, Pullman James, Kaner Justin, Gartrell Benjamin, Hakimi A Ari, Greally John M, Patel Bharvin, Benhadji Karim, Pradhan Kith, Verma Amit, Susztak Katalin, The Journal of biological chemistry, 2016, PMID:27909050

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Proteasome inhibitor associated thrombotic microangiopathy.

Yui Jennifer C, Van Keer Jan, Weiss Brendan M, Waxman Adam J, Palmer Matthew B, D'Agati Vivette D, Kastritis Efstathios, Dimopoulos Meletios A, Vij Ravi, Bansal Dhruv, Dingli David, Nasr Samih H, Leung Nelson, American journal of hematology 91(9): E348-52, 2016, PMID:27286661

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Kidney Transplantation From a Donor With Sickle Cell Disease.

Rossidis A, Lim M A, Palmer M, Levine M H, Naji A, Bloom R D, Abt P L, American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2016, PMID:27664974

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