• Dr. Fatima was born and raised in Pakistan. She received her MBBS degree from Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and was an officer in medicine and surgery, 6 months each, in Pakistan. Afterwards, she came to the United States to complete her residency in pathology at the University of Toledo, Toledo Ohio (2002-2006) followed by fellowships in cytology (2006-2007) at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI and renal pathology (2009-2011) at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. During her pathology residency, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011, following being certified by the Anatomic Board of Pathology, Inc. In Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology with added qualification in Cytopathology.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Lupus nephritis correlates with B cell interferon-β, anti-Smith, and anti-DNA: a retrospective studyArthritis Research and Therapy.  24. 2022
    2022 Podocyte specific deletion of PKM2 ameliorates LPS-induced podocyte injury through beta-cateninCell Communication and Signaling.  20. 2022
    2022 Associations between female birth sex and risk of chronic kidney disease development among people with HIV in the USA: A longitudinal, multicentre, cohort studyEClinicalMedicine.  53. 2022
    2022 Aromatase inhibition increases blood pressure and markers of renal injury in female rats 2022
    2022 Hydroxyproline stimulates inflammation and reprograms macrophage signaling in a rat kidney stone model 2022
    2022 Abnormal time-zero histology is predictive of kidney transplant outcomesClinical Transplantation.  36. 2022
    2022 G Protein-coupled Estrogen Receptor 1 and Pregnancy Confer Protection against Renal Injury in Aged Female Mice 2022
    2022 First clinical-grade porcine kidney xenotransplant using a human decedent modelAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  22:1037-1053. 2022
    2022 Host Genetics But Not Commensal Microbiota Determines the Initial Development of Systemic Autoimmune Disease in BXD2 MiceArthritis and Rheumatology.  74:634-640. 2022
    2021 Histopathology of pig kidney grafts with/without expression of the carbohydrate Neu5Gc in immunosuppressed baboonsXenotransplantation.  28. 2021
    2021 Evidence suggesting that deletion of expression of N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) in the organ-source pig is associated with increased antibody-mediated rejection of kidney transplants in baboonsXenotransplantation.  28. 2021
    2021 Donor-Derived ALECT2 Amyloidosis and Recurrent Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis in a Transplant AllograftKidney Medicine.  3:433-437. 2021
    2021 Impact of Subclinical Borderline Inflammation on Kidney Transplant OutcomesTransplantation Direct.  7:E663. 2021
    2020 Persistent Disease Activity in Patients With Long-Standing Glomerular DiseaseKidney International Reports.  5:860-871. 2020
    2020 Clinicopathologic predictors of renal outcomes in light chain cast nephropathy: A multicenter retrospective studyBlood.  135:1833-1846. 2020
    2020 COX-2-derived prostaglandins as mediators of the deleterious effects of nicotine in chronic kidney disease 2020
    2019 Health-related quality of life in glomerular diseaseKidney International.  95:1209-1224. 2019
    2019 CureGN Study Rationale, Design, and Methods: Establishing a Large Prospective Observational Study of Glomerular DiseaseAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  73:218-229. 2019
    2019 Glomerular immunodeposits of patients with IgA nephropathy are enriched for IgG autoantibodies specific for galactose-deficient IgA1Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  30:2017-2026. 2019
    2017 Haploinsufficiency of the Transcription Factor Ets-1 Is renoprotective in dahl salt-sensitive ratsJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  28:3239-3250. 2017
    2017 Podocyte-specific soluble epoxide hydrolase deficiency in mice attenuates acute kidney injury 2017
    2017 Fine needle aspiration of signet ring cell lymphoma of diffuse large B-cell type-A case report with diagnostic pitfallsThe Internet Journal of Pathology.  5:79-82. 2017
    2016 Age Estimates of Universe: from Globular Clusters to Cosmological Models and Probes 2016
    2016 Narrow-band imaging versus white light for the detection of proximal colon serrated lesions: A randomized, controlled trial1'Gastroenterological Endoscopy.  58:1382. 2016
    2015 Appendiceal tissue confirmation of Fabry's diseaseKidney International.  88:417. 2015
    2015 Eculizumab-induced reversal of dialysis-dependent kidney failure from C3 glomerulonephritisClinical Kidney Journal.  8:445-448. 2015
    2015 Transcription factor avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogen homolog-1 is a novel mediator of renal injury in salt-sensitive hypertensionHypertension.  65:813-820. 2015
    2014 Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of Stensen'S Duct: A case report and review of the literatureDiagnostic Cytopathology.  42:1069-1074. 2014
    2014 Immune profile of IgA-dominant diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritisClinical Kidney Journal.  7:479-483. 2014
    2013 Dasatinib-induced nephrotic-range proteinuriaAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  61:1026-1031. 2013
    2013 AKI associated with synthetic cannabinoids: A case seriesClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  8:523-526. 2013
    2012 Membranous glomerulopathy with superimposed pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritisClinical Kidney Journal.  5:587-590. 2012
    2012 Renal injury due to anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody-mediated glomerulonephritis without circulating antibodyClinical Kidney Journal.  5:591-594. 2012
    2012 Parietal epithelial cell activation marker in early recurrence of FSGS in the transplantClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  7:1852-1858. 2012
    2011 Study of microbial adhesion on some wood species: theoretical prediction. 2011
    2008 A 51-year old female with a history of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.The Internet Journal of Pathology.  6:96-98. 2008
    2008 Primary pericardia! sarcomaThe Internet Journal of Pathology.  6. 2008
    2007 Silicone lymphadenopathy in a 48-year old female with a history of breast cancerThe Internet Journal of Pathology.  5:86-88. 2007
    2002 Hypoprolactinemia following intradermal administration of ouabain in Uromastix hardwickii.Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences.  15:37-40. 2002
    2001 Effect of dexamethasone on pituitary prolactin in the lizard Uromastix hardwickii.Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences.  14:43-46. 2001
    2001 In vitro effects of acth on pigeon crop-sac epithelium.Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences.  14:19-23. 2001
    2000 Correlation between toxic natures of pyrethroid and behavioral response of desert locusts.Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences.  13:13-19. 2000


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    2017 Medical Kidney Diseases: Morphology Based Novel Approach to Renal Biopsy. 2017


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    2021 Ureter, Urinary Bladder, and Kidney.  487-564. 2021

    Research Overview

  • Pathogenesis of primary glomerular diseases. Role of T-regulatory cells in the prevention of acute rejection in kidney transplant. Mediators of acute tubular injury in salt sensitive hypertension. Genetic predisposition for arterionephrosclerosis, in African Americans. Cervical Cancer Screening Study (CCSS) in HIV positive women.
  • Education And Training

  • University of Toledo Medical Center, Residency
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the Punjab/Lahore 1997
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), 1995
  • Full Name

  • Huma Fatima