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Lois Johanna Arend, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Pathology Clinical Fellowship Programs
Associate Professor of Pathology
Expertise: Pathology, Renal Pathology, Transplant Pathology
Research Interests: Renal and Transplant pathology
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Lois Arend is an associate professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include renal pathology and transplant pathology. Dr. Arend serves as the program director of the Renal Pathology fellowship training program and is director of the Pathology Department clinical fellowships.
Dr. Arend earned her Ph.D. and M.D. from Michigan State University. She completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship in Renal Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Her research interests include renal and transplant pathology.
Dr. Arend was Treasurer of the Renal Pathology Society from 2015-2019 and was elected Councilor for 2019-2022.
- Director, Pathology Clinical Fellowship Programs
- Program Director, Renal Pathology Fellowship Training Program
- Associate Professor of Pathology
Departments / Divisions
- Pathology - Kidney-Urologic Pathology
Centers & Institutes
- MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (1992)
- University of Michigan Medical School / Pathology (1996)
- University of Michigan Medical School / Pathology (1998)
- American Board of Pathology / Anatomic Pathology (1995)
Dr. Arend is an International Society of Nephrology Educational Ambassador and has assisted pathologists in Mongolia and Ethiopia to establish Nephropathology diagnostic services for their countries.
Research & Publications
Dr. Arend's research interests are in the area of pathologic aspects of kidney disease.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Deletion of Pkd1 in renal stromal cells causes defects in the renal stromal compartment and progressive cystogenesis in the kidney. Nie X, Arend LJ. Lab Invest. 2017 Dec;97(12):1427-1438. doi: 10.1038/labinvest.2017.97. Epub 2017 Sep 11. PMID: 28892094
Successful Renal Transplantation of Deceased Donor Kidneys With 100% Glomerular Fibrin Thrombi and Acute Renal Failure Due to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Soares KC, Arend LJ, Lonze BE, Desai NM, Alachkar N, Naqvi F, Montgomery RA. Transplantation. 2017 Jun;101(6):1134-1138. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001386. PMID: 27490412
Crystal-storing histiocytosis. Shah S, Sethi S, Arend L, Geetha D. Kidney Int. 2016 Feb;89(2):507. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2015.12.012. No abstract available. PMID: 26806837
A Case of IgG2 Heavy Chain Deposition Disease in a Patient with Kappa Positive Plasma Cell Dyscrasia. Zhang L, Marupudi S, Kuppusamy T, LaRosa W, Turer P, Heyman M, Arend L. Case Rep Nephrol Dial. 2014 Aug 14;5(1):6-12. doi: 10.1159/000366053. eCollection 2015 Jan-Apr. PMID: 25849668
Sarcoidosis in native and transplanted kidneys: incidence, pathologic findings, and clinical course. Bagnasco SM, Gottipati S, Kraus E, Alachkar N, Montgomery RA, Racusen LC, Arend LJ. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 20;9(10):e110778. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110778. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25329890
Activities & Honors
- Renal Pathology Society
- American Society of Nephrology
- International Society of Nephrology
- United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology