Michifumi Yamashita, MD, PhD, FASN

Attending Pathologist
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Email: michifumi.yamashita@cshs.org
Phone: 310-423-6658

Specialty

  • Renal Pathology

Education and Training

  • Medical school: Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fellowship: Clinical, Nephrology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • PhD: Nephrology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fellowship: Research, Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellowship: Research, Molecular Genetics, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residency: Anatomic Pathology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellowship: Renal Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Molecular and immune mechanisms of glomerulonephritis
  • Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in necrotizing and crescentic glomerular injury
  • Role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in TLR signaling
  • Functional effects of EGFR-TLR interaction
  • Glomerular endothelial cell biology

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Advance in Research Conference Travel Grant, American Society of Nephrology
  • Travel Award, American Society of Nephrology Program for Medical Students & Residents
  • Fellow, American Society of Nephrology
  • UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute scholar
  • American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant

Affiliations

  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center

Selected Publications

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