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Michael Kashgarian, MD, Awarded McAllister Memorial Lectureship for Excellence in Surgical Pathology

April 14, 2022

In his long, distinguished tenure at Yale School of Medicine, Michael Kashgarian, MD, FASN, Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Senior Research Scientist in Pathology, has held many important roles in the Department of Pathology. He has served on our faculty since 1964, and his leadership positions include interim Chairman and Chief Pathologist (twice), Vice Chairman, and Director of Laboratories. He is world renowned as one of the founders and original leaders in the field of Renal Pathology, and his extensive international research collaborations and involvement in national and international societies have been recognized with numerous awards.

Dr. Kashgarian was also instrumental in raising the funds to create this named lectureship to honor his teacher and mentor, William Barriss McAllister, Jr. So, it’s only fitting that Dr. Kashgarian is this year’s winner of the McAllister Memorial Lectureship for Excellence in Surgical Pathology.

Dr. Kashgarian will deliver the memorial lecture on April 21 at 12:30 pm in a special edition of Pathology Grand Rounds. The lecture, “The Birth and Evolution of Medical Renal Pathology,” will be presented in the Fitkin Ampitheater by invitation and on Zoom.

Dr. Kashgarian is a native New Yorker who received his MD degree from Yale in 1958. After an internship year at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, he returned to Yale to complete his residency in Pathology. Fortunately, he never left.

Among his many awards and recognition, Dr. Kashgarian has received are<="" span=""> the he Medal of the Osaka City University, the prestigious Jacob Churg Award, the Robert Heptinstall Lifetime Achievement Award by the Renal Pathology Society, and he is an Honorary Member of the German Society of Nephrology. His 350 publications confirm his outstanding contribution to Renal Pathology, Physiology, and Nephrology.

Dr. Kashgarian is as much a part of the New Haven community as the Yale Community. For many years, he participated in civic activities as member of the Board of Directors of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and as Vice President of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

Dr. Kashgarian’s mentor, Barry McAllister, was a graduate of Yale College, and of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He served as the Chief of Surgical Pathology for the Memorial Unit of Yale New Haven Hospital for 25 years from 1953 to 1978. Dr. McAllister was a consummate diagnostic pathologist and educator whose teachings were not limited to the science of medicine but also extended to the art of living. He was an extraordinary mentor, advisor, friend, and confidante to students, residents, co-workers, and physicians from all disciplines.

Submitted by Terence P. Corcoran on April 14, 2022