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Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD Physician

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
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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:

Dinh Alex, Palmer Matthew B, Svoboda Jakub, Hogan Jonathan J: Lenalidomide-induced tubulointerstitial nephritis in Hodgkin lymphoma. Leukemia & lymphoma : 1-3,2019.

Li Szu-Yuan, Park Jihwan, Guan Yuting, Chung Kiwung, Shrestha Rojesh, Palmer Matthew B, Susztak Katalin: DNMT1 in Progenitor Cells Is Essential for Transposable Element Silencing and Kidney Development. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN : 2019.

Shah Ankur, Kumar Vinayak, Palmer Matthew B, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Laskin Benjamin, Sawinski Deirdre, Hogan Jonathan J: Native Kidney BK Virus Nephropathy, A Systematic Review. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society : e13083,2019.

Ueda Yoshiyasu, Miwa Takashi, Ito Daisuke, Kim Hangsoo, Sato Sayaka, Gullipalli Damodar, Zhou Lin, Golla Madhu, Song Delu, Dunaief Joshua L, Palmer Matthew B, Song Wen-Chao: Differential contribution of C5aR and C5b-9 pathways to renal thrombic microangiopathy and macrovascular thrombosis in mice carrying an atypical hemolytic syndrome-related factor H mutation. Kidney international : 2019.

Matthew B. Palmer, Abdallah Geara: LCAT deficiency, lipoprotein glomerulopathy, idiopathic nodular glomerulosclerosis, and non-AL amyloidosis Glomerulonephritis : 2019.

Gluck Caroline, Qiu Chengxiang, Han Sang Youb, Palmer Matthew, Park Jihwan, Ko Yi-An, Guan Yuting, Sheng Xin, Hanson Robert L, Huang Jing, Chen Yong, Park Ae Seo Deok, Izquierdo Maria Concepcion, Mantzaris Ioannis, Verma Amit, Pullman James, Li Hongzhe, Susztak Katalin: Kidney cytosine methylation changes improve renal function decline estimation in patients with diabetic kidney disease. Nature communications 10 (1): 2461,2019.

Park Jihwan, Guan Yuting, Sheng Xin, Gluck Caroline, Seasock Matthew J, Hakimi A. Ari, Qiu Chengxiang, Pullman James, Verma Amit, Li Hongzhe, Palmer Matthew, Susztak Katalin: Functional methylome analysis of human diabetic kidney disease. JCI insight 4 (11): 2019.

Qiu Chengxiang, Huang Shizheng, Park Jihwan, Park YoSon, Ko Yi-An, Seasock Matthew J, Bryer Joshua S, Xu Xiang-Xi, Song Wen-Chao, Palmer Matthew, Hill Jon, Guarnieri Paolo, Hawkins Julie, Boustany-Kari Carine M, Pullen Steven S, Brown Christopher D, Susztak Katalin: Renal compartment-specific genetic variation analyses identify new pathways in chronic kidney disease. Nature medicine 24 (11): 1721-1731,2018.

Chen Y, Janowczyk A, Palmer M, Sedor J, O'Toole J, Barisoni L, Madabhushi A: A deep learning approach for detection of normal and globally sclerotic glomeruli on whole slide images from the NEPTUNE renal biopsies Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, San Diego, CA : 2018.

Amy Mottl A, Mansfield S, Palmer MB, Bomback A, Royal V, Nester C, Barisoni L, Stokes M, Jennette C, Kretzler M, Tuttle K, Nast C: Factors associated with incident diabetes in patients with glomerular disease: the CureGN study Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology annual meeting, San Diego, CA : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
6 Founders
3400 Spruce Street

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