Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD

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

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


Specialty Division

Anatomic Pathology


BS (Zoology and Russian), Brigham Young University, 1998
MD (Doctor of Medicine), Emory University School of Medicine, 2008
PhD (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
Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE), 2013-present
American Society of Nephrology, 2015-present
Cure Glomerulonephropathy Network (CureGN), 2016-present
Transformative Research in Diabetic Nephropathy (TRIDENT), 2016-present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Cure Glomerulonephropathy Pathology Classification and Core Scoring Criteria, Reproducibility, and Clinicopathologic Correlations

Matthew B Palmer; Virginie Royal; J. Charles Jennette; Abigail R. Smith; Qian Liu; Josephine M. Ambruzs; Nicole K. Andeen; Vivette D. D’Agati; Agnes B. Fogo; Joseph Gaut; Rasheed A. Gbadegesin; Larry A. Greenbaum; Jean Hou; Margaret E Helmuth; Richard A. Lafayette; Helen Liapis; Bruce Robinson; Michael B. Stokes; Katherine Twombley; Hong Yin; Cynthia C. Nast; for the CureGN Consortium, Glomerular Diseases 3(1): 248-257, 2023

Metastatic solid tumors to the testis: a clinicopathologic evaluation of 157 cases from an international collaboration.

Nova-Camacho LM, Acosta AM, Trpkov K, Sangoi AR, Pierre A, Chou A, Yilmaz A, Morini A, Rodrigues Â, Fletcher CDM, Perez-Montiel D, Maclean F, Contreras F, Queipo FJ, Muñiz Unamunzaga G, Mesa H, de Torres I, Ruiz I, Alvarado-Cabrero I, Lobo J, Schwartz L, Cheng L, Akgul M, García-Martos M, Palmer MB, Aron M, Raspollini MR, Manrique Celada M, Hwang M, Idrees MT, Rioux-Leclercq N, Zalles N, Vergara N, Lal P, Wobker S, Kammerer-Jacquet SF, Prendeville S, Tilmant T, Ulbright TM, Verkarre V, Collins K, Williamson SR, Panizo A., Human Pathology 139(): 37-46, 2023, PMID:37331529

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Unbiased Human Kidney Tissue Proteomics Identifies Matrix Metalloproteinase 7 as a Kidney Disease Biomarker

Hirohama D, Abedini A, Moon S, Surapaneni A, Dillon ST, Vassalotti A, Liu H, Doke T, Martinez V, Md Dom Z, Karihaloo A, Palmer MB, Coresh J, Grams ME, Niewczas MA, Susztak K, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 34(7): 1279-1291, 2023, PMID:37022120

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CureGN-Diabetes Study: Rationale, Design, and Methods of a Prospective Observational Study of Glomerular Disease Patients with Diabetes

Mottl AK, Bomback AS, Mariani LH, Coppock G, Jennette JC, Almaani S, Gipson DS, Kelley S, Kidd J, Laurin LP, Mucha K, Oliverio A, Palmer M, Rizk D, Sanghani N, Stokes MB, Susztak K, Wadhwani S, Nast CC., Glomerular Diseases 3(1): 155-164, 2023, PMID:37901700

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Stretch regulates alveologenesis and homeostasis via mesenchymal Gαq/11-mediated TGFβ2 activation

Goodwin AT, John AE, Joseph C, Habgood A, Tatler AL, Susztak K, Palmer M, Offermanns S, Henderson NC, Jenkins RG, Development 150(9): , 2023, PMID:37102682

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Single-cell analysis highlights differences in druggable pathways underlying adaptive or fibrotic kidney regeneration

Balzer MS, Doke T, Yang YW, Aldridge DL, Hu H, Mai H, Mukhi D, Ma Z, Shrestha R, Palmer MB, Hunter CA, Susztak K, Nature Communications 13(1): 4018, 2022, PMID:35821371

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Antisense oligonucleotides ameliorate kidney dysfunction in podocyte-specific APOL1 risk variant mice

Yang YW, Poudel B, Frederick J, Dhillon P, Shrestha R, Ma Z, Wu J, Okamoto K, Kopp JB, Booten SL, Gattis D, Watt AT, Palmer M, Aghajan M, Susztak K., Molecular Therapeutics 30(7): 2491-2504, 2022, PMID:35450819

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Epigenomic and transcriptomic analyses define core cell types, genes and targetable mechanisms for kidney disease

Liu H, Doke T, Guo D, Sheng X, Ma Z, Park J, Vy HMT, Nadkarni GN, Abedini A, Miao Z, Palmer M, Voight BF, Li H, Brown CD, Ritchie MD, Shu Y, Susztak K., Nature Genetics 54(7): 950-962, 2022, PMID:35710981

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Quantification of Glomerular Structural Lesions: Associations With Clinical Outcomes and Transcriptomic Profiles in Nephrotic Syndrome.

Hodgin JB, Mariani LH, Zee J, Liu Q, Smith AR, Eddy S, Hartman J, Hamidi H, Gaut JP, Palmer MB, Nast CC, Chang A, Hewitt S, Gillespie BW, Kretzler M, Holzman LB, Barisoni L, American Journal of Kidney Diseases 79(6): 807-819, 2022, PMID:34864148

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Renal oncocytoma with both lymphovascular invasion and prominent intracytoplasmic vacuole-like spaces: a case report and review of the literature

Luo X, Preciado C, Nayak A, Schwartz LE, Guzzo T, Williamson SR, Palmer MB, Lal P, International Journal of Surgical Pathology 30(3): 300-306, 2022, PMID:34488464

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