Renal Pathology Fellowship

The University of Chicago Department of Pathology offers a one- or two-year fellowship in diagnostic medical renal pathology training with opportunities for clinical or basic research during an optional second year of training. The service includes the full range of medical renal diseases (approximately 900 cases annually). These cases represent largely native (90%) as well as transplant (10%) renal biopsies from both adult and pediatric patients. Approximately 85% of cases are consult cases from referring hospitals in the region. The University of Chicago is also a major center for adult kidney transplantation.

The fellow participates in the full evaluation of biopsies, which includes light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. The fellow also presents pathology findings at departmental and multidisciplinary conferences. Research opportunities are available within the Pathology department and in collaboration with nephrology, rheumatology, and transplant surgery investigators among others. Funding is available to attend either the American Society of Nephrology or USCAP meeting. Major ongoing research programs involve the role of complement in renal diseases and autoantibodies in lupus nephritis.

Fellowship Director

Anthony Chang

Professor of Pathology
of Committee on Molecular Medicine

A minimum of three years' training in anatomic pathology or four years' training that combines anatomic and clinical pathology. The candidate must be able to obtain an Illinois medical license.

Commensurate with level of training.

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Montene Hammel ( and the Fellowship Director Dr. Anthony Chang (

  • 2024 - Filled
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Nontawat Benjakul, MD 2022-2023    
Nasma Majeeed, MD 2020-2021   Private Practice-Phoenix
Tripti Kumar, MD 2019-2020   Private Practice-Detroit
Preethi Sekar, MD 2018-2019


Kovai Medical Center
Coimbatore, India

Alexander Gallan, MD 2017-2018

University of Chicago
Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship

Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin

Beth Braunhut, MD 2016-2017  

Community Practice
Phoenix, AZ

Mei Lin Bissonnette, MD PhD 2014-2015  

Associate Professor
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Mazdak Khalighi, MD 2013-2014  

Assistant Professor
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

Kammi Henriksen, MD 2011-2012  

Associate Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Lisa Kim, MD 2009-2010  

Community Practice

Fadi Salem, MD 2008-2009  

Associate Professor
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY