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The Department of Pathology welcomes Danniele Gomes Holanda, MD as our newest faculty member. Dr. Holanda started on May 1, 2013, as clinical assistant professor of pathology and will mainly focus on running our renal pathology service. After obtaining her MD from Universidade Federal do Ceara in Brazil, Dr. Holanda completed her pathology residency training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, followed by renal pathology, and transplantation pathology fellowships and a research scholarship in pathology at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pittsburgh Montefiore Hospital, and at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, respectively.
Dr. Holanda’s main areas of interest in pathology are related to medical and allograft kidney, specifically mechanisms of glomerular podocyte injury, renal amyloidosis, and immune complex mediated glomerulonephritis. She also has a special interest in mechanisms of rejection in allograft kidneys and pancreas.
Dr. Holanda is married to Nuno Almeida, who is a political scientist, and has a six year-old son, Luis. She enjoys spending time with her family, dog Zoe, reading, writing, photography and listening to Brazilian Bossa Nova. She is best known in our Department as “Danni”.