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Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD

Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD Pathologist

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor C-E

Dr. Palmer is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2012

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Emory University
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital


American Society of Nephrology, National Renal Pathology Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Palmer is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Zee Jarcy, Hodgin Jeffrey B, Mariani Laura H, Gaut Joseph P, Palmer Matthew B, Bagnasco Serena M, Rosenberg Avi Z, Hewitt Stephen M, Holzman Lawrence B, Gillespie Brenda W, Barisoni Laura: Reproducibility and Feasibility of Strategies for Morphologic Assessment of Renal Biopsies Using the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network Digital Pathology Scoring System. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine : 2018.

Hommos Musab S, Zeng Caihong, Liu Zhihong, Troost Jonathan P, Rosenberg Avi Z, Palmer Matthew, Kremers Walter K, Cornell Lynn D, Fervenza Fernando C, Barisoni Laura, Rule Andrew D: Global glomerulosclerosis with nephrotic syndrome; the clinical importance of age adjustment. Kidney international : 2017.

Beckerman Pazit, Qiu Chengxiang, Park Jihwan, Ledo Nora, Ko Yi-An, Park Ae-Seo Deok, Han Sang-Youb, Choi Peter, Palmer Matthew, Susztak Katalin: Human Kidney Tubule-Specific Gene Expression Based Dissection of Chronic Kidney Disease Traits. EBioMedicine 24 : 267-276,2017.

Li Szu-Yuan, Park Jihwan, Qiu Chengxiang, Han Seung Hyeok, Palmer Matthew B, Arany Zoltan, Susztak Katalin: Increasing the level of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α in podocytes results in collapsing glomerulopathy. JCI insight 2 (14): 2017.

Ghosn Muriel, Palmer Matthew B, Najem Catherine E, Haddad Danny, Merkel Peter A, Hogan Jonathan J: New-onset hepatitis C virus-associated glomerulonephritis following sustained virologic response with direct-acting antiviral therapy
. Clinical nephrology 87 (2017) (5): 261-266,2017.

Hogan Jonathan J, Palmer Matthew D, Loren Alison W, Laskin Benjamin L: Quiz Page May 2017: CKD and Nephrotic Syndrome After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 69 (5): A10-A13,2017.

Lim Mary Ann, Palmer Matthew, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Bloom Roy D, Jackson Annette, Philogene Mary Carmelle, Kamoun Malek: Histopathologic changes in anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibody-positive kidney transplant recipients with acute rejection and no donor specific HLA antibodies. Human immunology 78 (4): 350-356,2017.

Beckerman Pazit, Bi-Karchin Jing, Park Ae Seo Deok, Qiu Chengxiang, Dummer Patrick D, Soomro Irfana, Boustany-Kari Carine M, Pullen Steven S, Miner Jeffrey H, Hu Chien-An A, Rohacs Tibor, Inoue Kazunori, Ishibe Shuta, Saleem Moin A, Palmer Matthew B, Cuervo Ana Maria, Kopp Jeffrey B, Susztak Katalin: Transgenic expression of human APOL1 risk variants in podocytes induces kidney disease in mice. Nature medicine 23 (4): 429-438,2017.

Ueda Yoshiyasu, Mohammed Imran, Song Delu, Gullipalli Damodar, Zhou Lin, Sato Sayaka, Wang Yuan, Gupta Shuchi, Cheng Zhongjian, Wang Hong, Bao Jialing, Mao Yingying, Brass Lawrence, Zheng X Long, Miwa Takashi, Palmer Matthew, Dunaief Joshua, Song Wen-Chao: Murine systemic thrombophilia and hemolytic uremic syndrome from a factor H point mutation. Blood 129 (9): 1184-1196,2017.

Mariani Laura H, Martini Sebastian, Barisoni Laura, Canetta Pietro A, Troost Jonathan P, Hodgin Jeffrey B, Palmer Matthew, Rosenberg Avi Z, Lemley Kevin V, Chien Hui-Ping, Zee Jarcy, Smith Abigail, Appel Gerald B, Trachtman Howard, Hewitt Stephen M, Kretzler Matthias, Bagnasco Serena M: Interstitial fibrosis scored on whole-slide digital imaging of kidney biopsies is a predictor of outcome in proteinuric glomerulopathies. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
6 Founders
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)