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Suzanne Meleg-Smith, MD

Suzanne Meleg-Smith, M.D.


Professor

Head, Renal Pathology

Head, Autopsy Services

                                                     

Education:

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)

 

Certification:

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, 1986

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

 

Teaching:

Renal Pathology

Interactive Renal Pathology Learning Module

 

Consult Services:

Autopsy

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). 
http://www.uninet.edu/cin2003/conf/smelegs/smelegs.html

    * 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, http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1596.htm

     * 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 tulpath@tulane.edu