The Transplant Pathologist is a fundamental member of health care providers managing kidney and liver transplant patients. The primary role of a transplant pathologist is to interpret biopsies in context with the clinical impression, patient’s manifestations and laboratory test results. With the ultimate goal of providing optimal patient care, the transplant pathologist also ensures specimen adequacy, prime tissue processing, triaging of special studies, and the timely communication of histopathological findings.
Transplant Pathology is integral to clinical pathology sub-specialties, and services are rendered in alliance with Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Pathology, Histocompatibility and Transfusion Medicine to provide the best possible patient care. Histochemical special stains, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and in situ hybridization methods compliment tissue histopathological studies.
Academic Activities and Research
Academic activities in Transplant Pathology are extended to all levels of training in pathology, medicine and transplant surgery by microscopy, clinicopathological conferences and didactic lectures, as well as through departmental and programmatic research collaborations particularly in the study of the progression of allograft fibrosis in chronic rejection.
Transplant Liver Pathology
Distinguishing acute cellular rejection and recurrent chronic hepatitis C virus infection in a liver transplant biopsy
The limiting plate in acute cellular rejection typically shows a smooth contour
The outline of the limiting plate in viral hepatitis is characteristically irregular
Transplant Renal Pathology
Features of acute antibody-mediated rejection
Peritubular capillaritis is present in acute antibody- mediated rejection
Glomerulitis is present in acute antibody- mediated rejection
Art by Danielle Dobbs
Recent News and Developments
The University of Illinois at Chicago Inaugural Transplant Day was a big success. We thank all the attendees and speakers for such a stimulating day!
Transplant Day 2015 Booklet
Suman Setty, M.D., Ph.D.
Javier Sedillo, B.S.
Address: Anatomic Pathology Laboratory
University of Illinois Hospital, Rm 3114A
1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm