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Jose Ramon Torrealba, MD $$


Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
Universidad Central De Venezuela-Hospital Universi (1994)
University Wisconsin Hospital Clinics (2003), Pathology
St Michaels Hospital of Toronto (2005), Immunopathology
University Wisconsin Hospital Clinics (1999), Pathology
Board Certification
American Board of Pathology-Anatomic & Clinical
  • Research Interests

    • Pathology/Diagnosis of Genitourinary Cancers
    • Interstitial Lung Disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis)
    • Thoracic Pathology
  • Publications

    • Targeted Donor Complement Blockade After Brain-Death Prevents Delayed Graft Function In A Non-Human Primate Model Of Kidney Transplantation. Danobeitia JS, Zens TJ, Chlebeck PJ, Zitur LJ, Reyes JA, Eerhart MJ, Coonen J, Capuano S, D'Alessandro AM, Torrealba JR, Burguete D, Brunner K, Van E, AmersfoortPonstein-Simarro Doorten Y, Van Kooten C, Jankowska-Gan E, Burlingham W, Sullivan J, Djamali A, Pozniak M, Yankol Y, Fernandez LA, American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2020 Jan
    • Does Tumor FDG-PET-Avidity Represent Enhanced Glycolytic Metabolism in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer? Kernstine KH, Faubert B, Do QN, Rogers TJ, Hensley CT, Cai L, Torrealba J, Oliver D, Waschmann JW, Lenkinski RE, Malloy CR, Deberardinis RJ, The Annals of thoracic surgery 2019 Dec
    • Clinicopathological features of C3 glomerulopathy in children: a single-center experience. Drake KA, Ellington N, Gattineni J, Torrealba JR, Hendricks AR, Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) 2019 Oct
  • Professional Activities

    • College of American Pathology (2001), Fellow
    • American Society of Transplantation (2003), Member
    • Royal College of Physicians of Canada (RCPC) (2006), Fellow
    • United States and Canadian Association of Pathology (2016), Member
  • Awards and Honors

    • Magna Cum Laude 1994, Achieving the highest average grade in the corresponding class of 1994, Faculty of Medicine, Central University of Venezuela.
    • Sheard Sandford Pathology Resident Award, 2002 American Society of Clinical Pathology/College of American Pathology Annual Meeting 2002, Research article “Piceatannol is associated with increased survival and reduced mononuclear cells in renal allografts”. Diploma and Leica Microscope DMLS.
    • Sheard Sandford Pathology Resident Award, 2003 American Society of Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting 2003, Research article “TGF+ 1 mediated immune regulation of renal transplants correlates with infiltrating TGF+ T regulatory cells in the allografts”. Diploma and Leica Microscope DMLS.
    • Award: “Dr. Lorenzo Campins y Ballester” 1994, Academic Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, Central University of Venezuela.
    • Gold Microscope Award in Anatomic Pathology. 2010, In recognition of Residency Education, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Wisconsin
    • Drs. George and Anne Race Distinguished Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 2012, Endowment Fund
    • Poster of Distinction, World Transplant Congress. 2014, “Histopathology of Long Term Tolerant Kidney Allografts in Rhesus monkeys
    • Poster of Distinction, American Transplant Congress 2017, “Banff 2013 Classification of Renal Allograft Pathology Is Superior to Banff 2007 in Detecting and Managing Milder and Earlier Cases of Antibody-Mediated Rejection”.
    • Society of Cardiovascular Pathology Young Investigator’s Award, USCAP 2018, Trainee platform presentation of CD68/CD31 Immunohistochemistry Double Stain Demonstrates Increased Accuracy in Diagnosing Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Cardiac Transplant Patients

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