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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

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
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • 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 College of American Pathologists, National Renal Pathology Society, National United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, 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:

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.

Hogan Jonathan J, Lim Mary Ann, Palmer Matthew B, Bloom Roy D, Chung Raymond T, Sise Meghan E: Development of proteinuria and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis during direct acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection (HEP-16-2474.R1). Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) : 2017.

Bhagat Tushar D, Zou Yiyu, Huang Shizeng, Park Jihwan, Palmer Matthew B, Hu Caroline, Li Wejuan, Shenoy Niraj, Giricz Orsolya, Choudhary Gaurav, Yu Yiting, Ko Yi-An, Izquierdo Maria C, Park Ae Seo Deok, Vallumsetla Nishanth, Laurence Remi, Lopez Robert, Suzuki Masako, Pullman James, Kaner Justin, Gartrell Benjamin, Hakimi A Ari, Greally John M, Patel Bharvin, Benhadji Karim, Pradhan Kith, Verma Amit, Susztak Katalin: Notch pathway is activated via genetic and epigenetic alterations and is a therapeutic target in clear cell renal cancer. The Journal of biological chemistry : 2016.

Yui Jennifer C, Van Keer Jan, Weiss Brendan M, Waxman Adam J, Palmer Matthew B, D'Agati Vivette D, Kastritis Efstathios, Dimopoulos Meletios A, Vij Ravi, Bansal Dhruv, Dingli David, Nasr Samih H, Leung Nelson: Proteasome inhibitor associated thrombotic microangiopathy. American journal of hematology 91 (9): E348-52,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
6 Founders
3400 Spruce Street

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