Avi Z Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Languages: English, Hebrew, Yiddish


Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, Placental Pathology, Renal Pathology ...read more

Research Interests

Mechanisms of renal parenchymal fibrosis; ApoL1-related kidney diseases; Diabetic Kidney diseases ...read more


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Phone: 410-955-4217
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Dr. Rosenberg is a physician-scientist and practicing renal pathologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During residency he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Emmert-Buck to collaboratively develop a new iteration of a microdissection technique called expression microdissection (PLoS One. 2016). The goal of this tool was to improve rapidity and throughput of cell-specific and subcellular microdissection for downstream bioanalyte analysis. Also at the NIH Dr. Rosenberg developed an interest in primary kidney diseases and explored these areas in the laboratories of Dr. Jeffrey Kopp and in collaboration with Dr. Moshe Levi. It is here that he gained expertise in in vitro and in vivo models of kidney diseases of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, diabetes, obesity-related glomerulopathy and microangiopathic injuries. Dr. Rosenberg enjoys tackling complex kidney centered problems using a diverse array of molecular, cell biological and analytical tools. His research group includes a postdoctoral fellow and a research specialist. He also has taught medical students and residents across various levels and takes these opportunities to ignite future physician scientist's excitement to pursue a deeper interest in mechanisms of disease.

Avi completed his M.D., Ph.D. at Stony Brook University which included PhD research in the Laboratory of Senthil Muthuswamy at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory studying the role of polarity regulators in breast development and neoplasia.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pathology

Departments / Divisions

  • Pathology - Kidney-Urologic Pathology



  • MD; Medicine; SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2011)


  • Anatomic Pathology; National Institutes of Health (2014)


  • Pathology; Children's National Hospital (2016)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology (Pathology- Anatomic or Clinical) (2016)

Activities & Honors


  • Betta Kappa Society
  • BA/BS Magna cum laude Brooklyn College Honors Academy – Scholars Program, 1997 - 2001
  • Medical Scientist Training Program, Stony Brook University, 2001 - 2011
  • Co-chief Resident, Anatomic Pathology Training Program, Laboratory of Pathology, NIH, 2013 - 2014
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Renal Pathology Society, USCAP, 2015
  • Gary S. Hill Award, 2017


  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Renal Pathology Society
  • Society of Pediatric Pathology
  • Association for Molecular Pathology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Mass Spectroscopy

Professional Activities

  • Finance Committee, Renal Pathology Society
  • Perinatal Pathology Committee, Society of Pediatric Pathology
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