Suzanne Meleg-Smith, MD

Suzanne Meleg-Smith, M.D.


Head, Renal Pathology

Head, Autopsy Services



Medical School: Javeriana University, Bogota Colombia (1957-1964)


AP Residency:

Rosario University, Bogota, Colombia (1965-1968)


AP Residency:

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1984-1987)


Renal Pathology:

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1972)



American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, 1986

American Board of Pathology, voluntary recertification 1-1-2000



Renal Pathology

Interactive Renal Pathology Learning Module


Consult Services:


Renal Pathology

Phone: (504) 988-5224

Fax: (504 )988-7389

[For technical information regarding the handling and mailing of a specimen, call Anatomic Pathology, at 504-988-2430.]

Recent Publications or Reports:

    * Meleg-Smith, S:  Alport disease.  Nephrology in Internet, CIN 2003 (in Spanish).

    * Rivera A., Yosipiv I., El-Dhar S, Meleg-Smith S: Diagnosis of congenital nephrotic syndrome: a clinical and a pathologic challenge. Ped Pathol Mol Med. 22:105-116, 2003.

   * Zhang R, Meleg-Smith S, Batuman V:  Acute Tubulointestinal Nephritis After Wasp Stings.  AM J Jidney Dis E-Edition 38:E33, 2001

    * Rivera A, Meleg-Smith S:  Value of electron Microscopy in the diagnosis of childhood nephrotic syndrome. Ultrastr Pathol. 25:313-320, 2001

     * BatumanV and Meleg-Smith S: Tubulointerstitial diseases of the kidney, E-Medicine, 2001,

     * Meleg-Smith S:  Alport disease:  a review of the diagnostic difficulties.  Ultrastr Pathol. 25:193-200, 2001


Ongoing Activities :

The Renal Pathology Section of the Department of Pathology at Tulane processes biopsies referred by clinicians from a wide variety of medical centers and practices. It is a specialized referral section with state of the art technical support, including light microscopy, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Dr. Meleg-Smith knows that clinicians need a prompt answer: she has a preliminary report in 24 hours. By special request, this period can be shortened.


Research Interests:

Native Kidney Diseases: Alport disease, IgA Nephropathy

Renal Allograft Diseases: Rejection, Thrombotic Microangiopathy

Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224