Jolanta Kowalewska, MD, PhD

Associate Pathologist
Clinical Specialty: Renal Pathology

Phone: 310-423-6658


  • Renal Pathology

Education and Training

  • Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; MD
  • Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland; PhD
  • Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship in Renal Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Medical Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Anatomic Pathology
  • Board Certified, Clinical Pathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Vasculitis
  • Glomerulonephritis

Awards and Activities

  • Recipient, National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Award
  • Recipient, Foundation for Polish Science research grant
  • Member of Renal Pathology Society membership and educational committees
  • The Best Teacher of the Year Award, University of Washington

Selected Publications

  • Kowalewska J. Pathology of recurrent diseases in kidney allografts: membranous nephropathy and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2013 Jun;18(3):313-8.
  • Kowalewska J, Nicosia RF, Smith KD, Kats A, Alpers CE. Patterns of glomerular injury in kidneys infiltrated by lymphoplasmacytic neoplasms. Hum Pathol 2011;42(6):896-903.
  • Kowalewska J. Cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis – lessons from animal models.  Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(4): 537-46.

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