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Vanesa Bijol, M.D.

Assistant Professor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Academic Activities:

75 Francis Street
BWH, Amory AL380-B
Boston,MA 02115
Education and Training:

Medical School 1990 - 1996 : University of Zagreb, Croatia M.D.
Residency 2000 - 2004 : University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Fellowship 2004 - 2005 : Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (Renal Pathology)
Fellowship 2013 - 2014 : Academy Harvard Medical Schol (Medical Education)

Clinical Specialties:
  • Renal Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology
Research Interests:
  • Kidney diseases
  • Transplant pathology
  1. Bijol V, Cimic A, Viscidi RP, and Hymes LC: Pretransplant IgG antibodies to polyoma BK virus in pediatric renal transplants. Pediatr Transplantation, 14, 224-227, 2010
  2. Cimic A, Pastan SO, and Bijol V: Membranous nephropathy associated with gastrointestinal stromal tumour: a case report. NDT Plus, 2009; doi: 10.1093/ndtplus/sfp028
  3. Larsen CP, Moreira RK, Hennigar RA, and Bijol V: Kidney biopsy findings in a patient with fever, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and acute renal failure. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 51(3), 524-529, 2008
  4. Bijol V, Mendez GP, Hurwitz S, Rennke HG, and Nose V: Evaluation of the non-neoplastic pathology in tumor nephrectomy specimens: predicting the risk of progressive renal failure. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 30(5), 575-584, 2006
  5. Bijol V, Mendez GP, Nose V, and Rennke HG: Granulomatous interstitial nephritis: a clinicopathologic study of 46 cases from a single institution. International Journal of Surgical Pathology, 14(1), 57-63, 2006
  6. Bijol V, Agrawal N, Abernethy VE, Rifkin IR, Nosé V, and Rennke HR: A 57 year old female with recently diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus, proteinuria, and microhematuria. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 48(6):1004-1008, 2006
  7. Bijol V, Silver SM, and Nadasdy T: A 65-Year-Old Diabetic Man with Progressive Renal Insufficiency and Proteinuria. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 40 (2), 429-434, 2002
  8. Weber J, Bijol V, Wilke-Mounts S, and Senior AE: Cysteine-reactive Fluorescence Probes of Catalytic Sites of ATP Synthase. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 397 (1), 1-10 , 2002
  9. Vranes J and Bijol V: [Virulent properties of different Escherichia coli phenotypes isolated from the urogenital system of male patients] (Croatian). Journal of Croatian Medical Association 36 (1/2), 13-18, 2000
  10. Grgic I, Brooks CR, Hofmeister AF, Bijol V, Bonventre JV, Humphreys BD: Imaging of podocyte foot processes by fluorescence microscopy. J Am Soc Nephrol 23(5): 785-791, 2012
  11. Grgic I and Campanholle G, Bijol V, Wang C, Sabbisetti VS, Ichimura T, Humphreys BD, Bonventre JV: Selective injury of renal epithelium triggers fibrogenesis. Kidney Int 82(2): 172-183, 2012
  12. McMahon GM, McGovern ME, Bijol V, Benson C, Foley R, Munkley K, Schnipper J, Franz C, Lin J. Development of an Outpatient Native Kidney Biopsy Service in Low Risk Patients: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Am J Nephrol 35(4): 321–326, 2012
  13. Hoffmann D, Bijol V, Krishnamoorthy A, Gonzalez VR, Zhang Q, Goering PL, Brown RP, Waikar SS, Vaidya VS: Fibrinogen excretion in the urine and immunoreactivity in the kidney serves as translational biomarker for acute kidney injury. Am J Pathol 181(3): 818-828, 2012
  14. Saikumar J, Hoffmann D, Kim TM, Gonzalez VR, Zhang Q, Goering PL, Brown RP, Bijol V, Waikar SS, Vaidya VS: Expression and excretion profile of microRNA-21, 155, and 18a following acute kidney injury. Toxicol Sci 129(2): 256-267, 2012
  15. Ajay AK, Saikumar J, Bijol V, Vaidya VS. Heterozygosity for fibrinogen results in efficient resolution of kidney ischemia reperfusion injury. PLoS One 7(9):e45628, 2012
  16. Ramachandran K, Saikumar J, Bijol V, Koyner JL, Qian J, Betensky RA, Waikar SS, Vaidya, VS. Human miRNome profiling identifies microRNAs differentially present in the urine after kidney injury. Clin Chem, 59(12):1742-52, 2013
  17. Batal I, De Serres SA, Mfarrej BG, Grafals M, Pinkus GS, Kalra A, Weins A, Bijol V, Rennke HG, Guleria I, Abdi R, Chandraker A, Najafian N. Glomerular inflammation correlates with endothelial injury and with IL-6 and IL-1a secretion in the peripheral blood. Transplantation [Epub ahead of print], 2014
  18. McCausland F, Niedermaier S, Bijol V, Rennke HG, Choi ME, Forman JP: Lyme disease-associated glomerulonephritis. Nephrol Dial Transplant 26: 3054-3056, 2011
  19. Bijol V, Batal I. Morphologic aspects of antibody-mediated rejection in renal allografts. Review. Diagn Histopathol 18(7): 276-280, 2012
  20. Dahal K, Strom J, Rider K, Narayan U, Bijol V, Jaber B: Recovery of kidney function following delayed use of Theraliteâ„¢ dialyzer in a patient with myeloma cast nephropathy. Clin Nephrol 79(4): 318-322, 2013
  21. Batal I, Bijol V, Riella LV, Rennke HG. Fever, dysuria and elevated serum creatinine in a kidney transplant recipient. Am J Transplant 13(3): 816-818, 2013
  22. Batal I, Bijol V, Schlossman RL, Rennke HG. Proliferative Glomerulonephritis with Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposits in a Kidney Allograft. Am J Kidney Dis 63(2):318-23, 2014
  23. Cohen-Bucay A, Garimella P, Ezeokonkwo C, Bijol V, Strom JA, Jaber BL. Acute oxalate nephropathy associated with clostridium difficile colitis. Am J Kidney Dis 63(1):113-118, 2014
<June 2019>

<Monday, June 24, 2019>
8:00 AM

Cotran Conference Center
8:00 AM

Autopsy suite
9:00 AM

Clinical Lab conference room
3:00 PM

Dammin signout suite
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