Renal & Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship
This renal and genitourinary pathology fellowship will introduce the fellow to a vast array of common and uncommon diseases that affect the kidney and genitourinary tract. This includes medical renal diseases, and both neoplastic and non neoplastic disorders of the kidney and genitourinary tract. The fellow will present at monthly Renal and Genitourinary Pathology Conferences. Cases for those conferences must be reviewed with respective faculty members prior to presentation.
The renal biopsy service emphasizes quality diagnosis, rapid turn around time and direct nephrologist interaction. Most biopsies are received by overnight delivery, arriving by mid morning. Light microscopy with special stains and immunofluorescence microscopy are performed the day the biopsy arrives. The nephrologist is called with the results later that day. The following day electron microscopy is completed, and the report is finalized. Light microscopic evaluation is provided on Saturday for biopsies sent Friday, if there is urgent need for a diagnosis. Service is also provided during holidays if requested for emergency cases.
Genitourinary cases are examined initially using H&E stains. Special histochemical stains, immunostains, and other ancillary diagnostic techniques will be used when required. Cases originate from LSU and Regional Urology. Images are captured and embedded within the biopsy report and a digital photograph display of the biopsy is generated and mailed to the nephrologist/urologist to provide a visual sense of the biopsy findings and for review with the patient.
Close interaction with urologists in all cases submitted is also part of the program. The fellow must learn clinical substrates for cases to be able to fully understand their pathologic findings and clinical implications.
- Possess a thorough knowledge of diagnostic criteria for all common and uncommon medical renal diseases and genitourinary tract diseases and understand/appreciate clinical implications.
- Be conversant with, or familiar with, the current literature on all common and uncommon medical renal and genitourinary tract diseases.
- Have accepted at least one abstract and two peer-reviewed publications by completion of fellowship.
- Demonstrate average or above average proficiency in all ACGME Competencies as stated in the LSU contract and implemented at department level. Proficiency determined by faculty supervising Renal/GU Services as listed under “Resources” in this document.
Kayla Schilke, MA
Phone: (318) 675-7822
Fax: (318) 675-7966