Dr. Laura Barisoni Elected to Board of Renal Pathology Society
Laura Barisoni, M.D., professor of pathology and Division Chief of the Renal Pathology Service, has been elected Councilor — a board of directors title — of the Renal Pathology Society. She was nominated for the position by three of her peers. Her four-year appointment will culminate in her becoming President of the Society in 2019.
“The major mission of the Society is education,” she said. “I have been very active in the Society for the past 10 years, often chairing committees, and much of my work has involved organizing national and international educational meetings.”
In addition, Barisoni, who joined the Miller School faculty in 2012, is the co-founder and director of the International Summer School of Renal Pathology, an intensive two-week program held in Italy each July. She also is widely known for her efforts to establish global standards for renal pathology for the interpretation of biopsies.
“Dr. Barisoni is nationally and internationally renowned for her expertise in medical renal and transplant pathology, and is at the forefront of advances in these fields,” said Richard J. Cote, M.D., professor and Joseph R. Coulter Jr. Chair of the Department of Pathology, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. “Her election as a Councilor for the Renal Pathology Society is further demonstration of the high regard with which she is held by other experts in renal and transplant pathology around the world.”