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Transplantation Pathology: Renal Biopsies


November 16 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dr Tiffany Shao
    Dr Tiffany Shao

    Tiffany Shao, MD, FRCPC, FCAP, is a Renal/Anatomical Pathologist at McMaster University. She completed her MD (2013) and residency training in Anatomical Pathology (2013-2018) at the University of Toronto. Further specialized training followed in Renal Pathology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Tiffany’s clinical and research interests include kidney diseases occurring in native and transplant kidneys. Other interests include medical education and curriculum development.


Provide an overview of the current Banff criteria to help with renal allograft biopsy interpretation. Discuss the available ancillary studies available in renal pathology with a focus on renal allograft biopsy.


  • Apply the current Banff criteria for the diagnosis of antibody mediated rejection and T-cell mediated rejection.
  • Utilize the ancillary studies that help differentiate between various etiologies of renal allograft injury.

Target Audience

Pathologists, Residents, Medical Students

CanMEDS Roles

Medical Expert (the integrating role), Communicator, Collaborator, Leader, Health Advocate, Scholar, Professional