Cynthia C. Nast, MD

Professor of Pathology
Director, Renal Pathology
Medical Director, Electron Microscopy
Director, Renal Pathology Fellowship

Phone: 310-423-6658


  • Renal Pathology
  • Electron Microscopy

Education and Training

  • Medical school: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Internship: Pathology, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Internship: Obstetrics and Gynecology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Fellowship: Renal Pathology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Medical Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Full characterizing and identifying the pathogenesis of proteinuric glomerular diseases
  • Identifying new biomarkers for renal disease progression and recovery
  • Analysis of the classification of lupus nephritis
  • Determining the outcome and response of specific glomerular diseases using longitudinal cohorts

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Past-president, Renal Pathology Society
  • Jacob Churg Award, Renal Pathology Society
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Named Renal Transplant Unit, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Pathology Committee Co-Chair, NEPTUNE and CureGN Clinical Research Studies of proteinuric kidney diseases
  • Associate editor, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerular Disease Advisory Group, American Society of Nephrology


  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center
  • Clinical Professor of Pathology at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Selected Publications

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