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Common Misconceptions in Renal Pathology

Misconception #1: Renal Pathology is Too Hard The truth is that renal pathology can be more complicated than other areas of pathology because it is a clinicopathologic field and to practice it well you need to have a good grasp of certain clinical topics in nephrology. Of course, in pathology residency, you don't get any exposure to nephrology so every pathologist that tries to learn renal pathology is handicapped until they gain sufficient clinical knowledge to utilize in interpreting the patterns they see on biopsy. For our fellows, this process usually takes a few months before they gain confidence. Renal...

Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan Visit

We're so excited to have Dr. Jai Radhakrishnan of Columbia University visiting this week! He joined the Arkana Journal Club last night and gave a lecture on lupus nephritis this morning.

Dr. Bonsib Retirement

This past weekend we celebrated the retirement of Dr. Stephen Bonsib. Dr. Bonsib has been with Arkana for the last seven years where he has been committed to diagnostic excellence as well as the education of our fellows, visitors, and his colleagues. He has brought tremendous knowledge of renal and urologic pathology into our practice as well as a deep knowledge of processing techniques in light, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy. We will still likely see Dr. Bonsib around from time to time as he plans to make visits to Arkana to participate in our spirited case conferences. While it's natural...

River the Office Dummy

Last week Gail pulled her dummy from the closet (he goes by River around here) to set him up as someone taking a nap in the common space. Since then, River has entertained a visitor... Caught up on some reading... And started to plan his Halloween costume!  He's really been checking things off of his to-do list this past week.    

The Strength in Unity

Clap your hands if you are ready to visit Georgia! Yesterday Dr. Tsilosani gave a short presentation which included information about her cultural heritage, her home town, and multiple sightseeing locations in Georgia. She also taught us their flag, main goods, and language.  Booking our plane tickets now...     

Dr. Amin Goodbye Party

Dr. Amin will soon be leaving our practice returning to the academic world at West Virginia University.  We gathered today to say our goodbyes and eat cupcakes.  His presence will greatly be missed around this place and we wish him well in his new adventure!   

International Visitors

Yesterday we had 4 visitors from all stretches of the globe join us for the daily case conference! Dr. Amal Ezzaiyani (UT peds neph fellow from Libya), Dr. Ireen Sultana (pathologist from Bangladesh), Dr. Miranda Tsilosani (pathologist from Georgia), and Dr. Manuel Gonzalez (transplant neph fellow from El Salvador). 🌎 Dr. Tsilosani translated "I love kidney pathology" in Georgian for us: მე მიყვარს თირკმლის პათლოგია!    

Dr. Abraham Visit

We are so thrilled to have one of our dearest friends here all week.  Dr. Anila Abraham is a nephropathologist in Chennai, India as well as one of the kindest souls you will ever meet. We just love it when she visits.  :)