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

Web Links

Selected Publications

Assessment of a computerized quantitative quality control tool for whole slide images of kidney biopsies

Yijiang C, J Zee, A Smith, C Jayapandian, J Hodgin, D Howell, M Palmer, D Thomas, C Cassol, AB Farris III, K Perkinson, A Madabhushi, L Barisoni, A Janowczyk, Journal of Pathology 253(3): 268-278, 2021, PMID:33197281

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Urinary single-cell profiling captures the cellular diversity of the kidney

Abedini A, Zhu YO, Chatterjee S, Halasz G, Devalaraja-Narashimha K, Shrestha R, Balzer MS, Park J, Zhou T, Ma Z, Sullivan KM, Hu H, Sheng X, Liu H, Wei Y, Boustany-Kari CM, Patel U, Almaani S, Palmer M, Townsend R, Blady S, Hogan J, TRIDENT Study Investigators, Morton L, Susztak K, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 32(3): 614-627, 2021, PMID:33531352

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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 99(1): 86-101, 2021, PMID:32835732

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Preoperative prediction of the stage, size, grade, and necrosis score in clear cell renal cell carcinoma using MRI-based radiomics

Choi JW, Hu R, Zhao Y, Purkayastha S, Wu J, McGirr AJ, Stavropoulos SW, Silva AC, Soulen MC, Palmer MB, Zhang PJL, Zhu C, Ahn SH, Bai HX, Abdominal Radiology (NY), 2021, PMID:33386910

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Infection-related acute care events among patients with glomerular disease

Glenn DA, Henderson CD, O'Shaughnessy M, Hu Y, Bomback A, Gibson K, Greenbaum LA, Zee J, Mariani L, Falk R, Hogan S, Mottl A; CureGN Consortium., Clinican Jouranl of the American Society of Nephrology 15(): 1749-1761, 2020, PMID:33082200

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Birdseye pattern in IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis

Palmer MB, American Journal of Kidney Diseases blog post, 2020

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 52(5): 1542-1549, 2020, PMID:32222054

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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 154(6): 802-810, 2020, PMID:32864684

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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 15(7): 1024-1026, 2020, PMID:32341009

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Longitudinal changes in health-related quality of life in primary glomerular disease: results From the CureGN study

Murphy SL, Mahan JD, Troost JP, Srivastava T, Kogon AJ, Cai Y, Davis TK, Fernandez H, Fornoni A, Gbadegesin RA, Herreshoff E, Canetta PA, Nachman PH, Reeve BB, Selewski DT, Sethna CB, Wang CS, Bartosh SM, Gipson DS, Tuttle KR; CureGN Consortium., Kidney International Reports 5(): 1679-1689, 2020, PMID:33102960

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