Facilities & Resources


Cedars-Sinai has an internationally recognized Division of Renal Transplantation, including the Transplant Immunotherapy Program. There also are pediatric and adult nephrology divisions, contributing to the biopsy material, of which 80 percent comes from referring institutions.

Three immunofluorescence and two electron microscopes are available. The full spectrum of immunohistochemistry is available, with additional IHC and IF studies specifically for renal pathology. The Medical Library contains 11,000 volumes and 400 print and online subscriptions, with library materials also available from UCLA Medical Center.


Renal Pathology

Molecular and Cytogenetics

  • Atlas Genetics Oncology — The Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology — search by disorder, chromosome abnormality or gene
  • OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) — a comprehensive, authoritative compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily
  • GeneTests — a medical genetics information resource

Professional Societies

  • Renal Pathology Society
    This organization is committed to improvement and dissemination of knowledge regarding the pathology and pathophysiology of renal disease. It promotes excellence in diagnosis; fosters basic, clinical and translational research; encourages training and education in renal disease; sponsors U.S.-based and international conferences and symposia; and brings news and updates pertaining to renal pathology to its members around the world.
  • American Society of Nephrology
    The largest society in the world devoted to diseases of the kidney, the American Society of Nephrology works to educate health professionals and scientists, advance research and innovation, communicate new knowledge and advocate for the best-quality care for patients with kidney disease. Its two journal are among the best in nephrology and nephropathology.
  • International Society of Nephrology
    The International Society of Nephrology works to improve global education related to kidney disease, including sponsoring renal pathology courses and symposia around the globe.
  • National Kidney Foundation
    The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. The foundation sponsors research programs and participates in clinical studies.

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