Dr. Volker Nickeleit
Dr. Harsharan Singh
Dr. J Charles Jennette

Volker Nickeleit, MD

Director, UNC Division of Nephropathology; Professor of Pathology; (Dr. med. habil., Privatdozent)

Dr. Nickeleit is an internationally recognized expert in kidney pathology with a special interest in transplant kidney diseases. He is subspecialty trained in nephropathology and transplant pathology at the Massachussetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School in Boston and the University of Basel, Switzerland and has over 15 years of experience. Dr. Nickeleit joined UNC in 2001. He currently serves as an elected councilor of the Renal Pathology Society and will be the society President in 2013.

Harsharan K. Singh, MD

Associate Director, UNC Division of Nephropathology; Director, Electron Microscopy Services, UNC Hospitals; Professor of Pathology

Dr. Singh has internationally recognized expertise in nephropathology and electron microscopy. She received her subspecialty training under Dr. Jennette at UNC. She subsequently served as the Director of Nephropathology Services at ECU School of Medicine for 8 years before joining UNC in 2001. Dr. Singh is the recipient of several teaching awards. She currently serves as the elected Secretary of the Renal Pathology Society.

J. Charles Jennette, MD

Executive Director, UNC Division of Nephropathology; Brinkhous Distinguished Professor Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The UNC Division of Nephropathology was established in 1978 under the leadership of Dr. Jennette, a pioneer and internationally sought after expert in Nephropathology. He served for many years as Secretary-Treasurer and elected councilor of the Renal Pathology Society and is also a past president of the society. Dr. Jennette is the recipient of the prestigious Jacob Churg Award which is given annually to an individual who has made major contributions to the field of nephropathology.

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