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Michael Kashgarian, MD, FASN

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Pathology

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Michael Kashgarian, MD, FASN

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Michael Kashgarian is professor emeritus of and senior research scientist in pathology. He received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine in 1958, completed his residency in pathology at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in 1963, and completed a fellowship in laboratory medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1964. While on the Yale faculty he established a diagnostic renal pathology and electron microscopy laboratory that bears his name. He was also a pioneer in understanding the process of organ rejection. Although Kashgarian has retired, he continues to be active in the diagnosis of renal and cardiac biopsies.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1964)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1963)
  • Resident
    Barnes Hospital/Washington University (1959)
  • MD
    Yale University (1958)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Medicolegal Pathology (1968)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (1967)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
William Barriss McAllister Jr. Memorial Lecture for Excellence in Surgical Pathology2022
Robert Heptinstall Life Time Achievement AwardRenal Pathology Society2019
Medal of the Postgraduate Medical InstituteMedical Institute of Saint Petersburg, Russia2004
Jacob Churg AwardRenal Pathology Society2004
Elected Honorary MemberDeutsche Gesellschaft fur Nephrologie - German Society of Nephrology1998
Distinguished Achievement AwardNational Kidney Foundation1997
Elected FellowAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science1996

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