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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
  • 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:

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.

Wang Xiaoxu, Van Lookeren Campagne Menno, Katschke Kenneth J, Gullipalli Damodar, Miwa Takashi, Ueda Yoshiyasu, Wang Yuan, Palmer Matthew, Xing Guolan, Song Wen-Chao: Prevention of Fatal C3 Glomerulopathy by Recombinant Complement Receptor of the Ig Superfamily. J Am Soc Nephrol. 29 (8): 2053-2059,2018.

Ueda Yoshiyasu, Miwa Takashi, Gullipalli Damodar, Sato Sayaka, Ito Daisuke, Kim Hangsoo, Palmer Matthew, Song Wen-Chao: Blocking Properdin Prevents Complement-Mediated Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Systemic Thrombophilia. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 29 (7): 1928-1937,2018.

Ramnika Gumber, Jordana Cohen, Matthew B. Palmer, Laura Dember, Adam Cohen, Brendan M. Weiss, Jonathan J. Hogan: A Clone-Directed Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits Kidney International 94 (1): 199-205,2018.

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. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 142 (5): 613-625,2018.

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 93 (5): 1175-1182,2018.

Zhao Hang, Wald Joyce, Palmer Michael, Han Yuchi: Hydroxychloroquine-induced cardiomyopathy and heart failure in twins. Journal of thoracic disease 10 (1): E70-E73,2018.

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.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
6 Founders
3400 Spruce Street

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