Kirk W. Foster, MD

Department Affiliations
Associate Professor
Director, Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Director, Tissue Sciences Facility 

Medical diseases of the kidney, Digital pathology

Education and Training
MD 1997; University of Maryland School of Medicine
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency 1998-2003; Washington University School of Medicine
Renal Pathology fellowship 2003-2004; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Teaching Activities
M2 renal pathology
M2 small group seminar

Notable Publications

Stevens RB, Foster KW, Miles CD, Lane JT, Kalil AC, Florescu DF, Sandoz JP, Rigley TH, Nielsen KJ, Skorupa JY, Kellogg AM, Malik T, Wrenshall LE: A Randomized 2×2 Factorial Trial, Part 1: Single-Dose Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction May Improve Renal Transplantation Outcomes. Transplantation. 2014 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print].

Miles C, Foster KW, Westervelt J:  Renal Allograft Pyelonephritis and Fungemia due to Candida Krusei, Clinical Kidney Journal 7(1):79-80, 2014.

Campbell WS, Foster KW, Hinrichs SH: Application of Whole Slide Image Markup and Annotation for Pathologist Knowledge Capture, J Pathol Inform 4:2, 2013.

George M, Rainey MA, Naramura M, Foster KW, Holzapfel MS, Willoughby LL,Ying G, Goswami RM, Gurumurthy CB, Band V, Satchell SC, Band H: Renal     Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Mice with Combined Deletion of Endocytic Recycling Regulators EHD3 and EHD4.  PLoS One. 2011 Mar 9;6(3):e17838.

Foster K.  Medical education in the digital age: Digital whole slide imaging as an  e-learning tool. J Pathol Inform. 2010 Aug 10;1. pii: 14

Foster K, Matsunaga A, Matalon R, Saito, Gallo G, D’Agati VD, Stokes MB: A rare cause of post transplantation nephritic syndrome. Am J Kidney Dis. 45(6): 1132-8, 2005

Stokes MB, Foster K, Markowitz GS, Ebrahimi F, Hines W, Kaufman D, Moore B, Wolde D, D’Agati VD: Development of Glomerulonephritis during anti-TNF alpha therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. Nephrol Dial Trans. 20(7): 1400-6, 2005

Foster K, Markowitz GS, D’Agati VD: Pathology of thin basement membrane nephropathy. Semin Nephrol 25: 149-158, 2005

Mori K, Lee HT, Rapoport D, Crexler I, Foster K, Yang J et al. Endocytic delivery of lipocalin-siderophore-iron complex rescues the kidney from ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Clin Inves 115(3): 610-21, 2005

Zheng A, Schmidt-Ott KM, Chua S, Foster K, Frankel RZ, et al. A mendelian locus on chromosome 16 determines susceptibility to doxorubicin nephropathy in the mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 102(7): 2502-7, 2005

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