WCM Renal Pathology: Fresh Specimen


This video demonstrates the tissue triaging procedure for renal needle core biopsies that are delivered in a fresh state to the laboratory.  The procedures demonstrated are:  Specimen Identification (Universal Procedures as well as Procedures unique to Weill Cornell Medicine’s Renal Pathology Electron Microscopy Laboratory), Station Preparation and materials used, Initial Observation, Gross Tissue Examination, and Specimen Division for routine histology, Immunoflourescence, and Electron Microscopy. Proper division of the specimen for these modalities ensures adequate tissue in each of them, particularly, in the setting of a glomerular disease.






Michael Ganger

Michael Ganger is the lead Electron Microscopist and EM Laboratory Manager at Weill Cornell Medicine for the past 15 years.  Michael has a M.S. in Biology and is a Certified Biological Electron Microscopist with the Microscopy Society of America.  He also is an Associate Professor at two local Universities: Montclair State University and New Jersey City University where he teaches Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy.


Sara Pawlak

Sara joined the Weill Cornell Medicine EM team two years ago as an Electron Microscopy Technician.  She has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and is a Certified Biological Electron Microscopist by the Microscopy Society of America.  Sara is actively pursuing her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Management with Hunter College in NYC.


Surya V Seshan MBBS/MD

Dr. Surya Seshan trained with Dr. Jacob Churg in Renal Pathology and is currently Professor of Clinical Pathology at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA. She also serves as the chief of the Renal Pathology Division and Director of the Electron Microscopy laboratory at the Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She is a past President of the Renal Pathology Society, a longtime member of the ISN and currently serving as a member of the ISN –Pathology committee.

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