Approach to Interpreting Kidney Histology: A Discussion

In a recent Core Curriculum published in AJKD, Behzad Najafian and colleagues describe approaches to allocate and process kidney biopsies, as well as differential diagnoses of a spectrum of patterns of injury and consideration for interpretation of specific lesions.

AJKDBlog’s Interviews Editor, Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change got together with his Rush Nephrology colleagues Roger Rodby @NephRodby and William Whittier @TWhittier_RUSH to discuss these topics.  Check below the interview for links to some of the resources they mention.

If the embedded player above doesn’t work, please click here to watch the video interview. Special thanks to Drs. Rodby and Whittier for taking the time to talk with us!

To view this Core Curriculum (FREE), please visit

Title: Approach to Kidney Biopsy: Core Curriculum 2022
Author: Behzad Najafian, Mark A. Lusco, Charles E. Alpers, Agnes B. Fogo
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.08.024


Core Curricula aim to give trainees in nephrology a strong knowledge base in core topics in the specialty by providing an overview of the topic and citing key references, including the foundational literature that led to current clinical approaches. All Core Curricula are freely available on

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