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

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

Web Links

Selected Publications

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

Blocking Properdin Prevents Complement-Mediated Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Systemic Thrombophilia.

Ueda Yoshiyasu, Miwa Takashi, Gullipalli Damodar, Sato Sayaka, Ito Daisuke, Kim Hangsoo, Palmer Matthew, Song Wen-Chao, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 29(7): 1928-1937, 2018, PMID:29858280

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A Clone-Directed Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits

Ramnika Gumber, Jordana Cohen, Matthew B. Palmer, Laura Dember, Adam Cohen, Brendan M. Weiss, Jonathan J. Hogan, Kidney International 94(1): 199-205, 2018

Prevention of Fatal C3 Glomerulopathy by Recombinant Complement Receptor of the Ig Superfamily.

Wang Xiaoxu, Van Lookeren Campagne Menno, Katschke Kenneth J, Gullipalli Damodar, Miwa Takashi, Ueda Yoshiyasu, Wang Yuan, Palmer Matthew, Xing Guolan, Song Wen-Chao, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 2018, PMID:29895552

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Reproducibility and Feasibility of Strategies for Morphologic Assessment of Renal Biopsies Using the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network Digital Pathology Scoring System.

Zee Jarcy, Hodgin Jeffrey B, Mariani Laura H, Gaut Joseph P, Palmer Matthew B, Bagnasco Serena M, Rosenberg Avi Z, Hewitt Stephen M, Holzman Lawrence B, Gillespie Brenda W, Barisoni Laura, Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 2018, PMID:29457738

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Hydroxychloroquine-induced cardiomyopathy and heart failure in twins.

Zhao Hang, Wald Joyce, Palmer Michael, Han Yuchi, Journal of thoracic disease 10(1): E70-E73, 2018, PMID:29600108

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Global glomerulosclerosis with nephrotic syndrome; the clinical importance of age adjustment.

Hommos Musab S, Zeng Caihong, Liu Zhihong, Troost Jonathan P, Rosenberg Avi Z, Palmer Matthew, Kremers Walter K, Cornell Lynn D, Fervenza Fernando C, Barisoni Laura, Rule Andrew D, Kidney international, 2017, PMID:29273332

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Human Kidney Tubule-Specific Gene Expression Based Dissection of Chronic Kidney Disease Traits.

Beckerman Pazit, Qiu Chengxiang, Park Jihwan, Ledo Nora, Ko Yi-An, Park Ae-Seo Deok, Han Sang-Youb, Choi Peter, Palmer Matthew, Susztak Katalin, EBioMedicine 24(): 267-276, 2017, PMID:28970079

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ARF6 mediates nephrin tyrosine phosphorylation-induced podocyte cellular dynamics.

Lin Jamie S, Jeon Jin Seok, Fan Qingfeng, Wong Hetty N, Palmer Matthew B, Holzman Lawrence B, PloS one 12(9): e0184575, 2017, PMID:28880939

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