MEET OUR PATHOLOGISTS
A collaborative and diverse group
Our people are at the core of what makes the Laboratory for Kidney Pathology such a unique and fulfilling place to work. We are proud of the breadth of knowledge and experience of our staff, with each member contributing their unique skills bringing our nephrologists cutting edge information in a timely manner. Find out more about our team members below.
ROBERT G. HORN, MD
Founder, President, Medical Director, Consulting Renal Pathologist
Dr. Robert Horn, established the first kidney biopsy service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1965-1981) as a part of the electron microscopy laboratory. He was at the forefront of methods developed for kidney biopsy interpretation that are still in use today.
His decades of diagnostic experience through the evolution of kidney biopsy pathology are unsurpassed.
YIHAN WANG, MD
Renal Pathologist, Partner
Dr. Wang joined us in February of 2007 as a renal pathologist and business partner.
Dr. Wang graduated with Honors from the Wannan Medical School in Anhui, China and earned an M.S. in Physiology from Suzhou Medical College in Jiangsu, China, where he was an instructor and lecturer before coming to the US.
Before and during his pathology residency at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Wang was a research fellow, instructor, and research consultant in the Renal Section at Boston University School of Medicine.
After his residency, and before joining LKP, Dr. Wang completed a renal pathology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, and two years of clinical practice at Nephropathology Associates in Little Rock, Arkansas.
PAUL PERSAD, MD
Dr. Persad has extensive experience, including previous training and board certification in Internal Medicine at Mercer University, General Pathology at Wake Forest University and Renal Pathology specialty training at Vanderbilt University.
He has practiced in both academic and private settings in Georgia and North Carolina. His unique perspective as both clinician and pathologist makes him adept at bridging the gap between nephrology and renal pathology.
LILIA MAURICIO, MD
Consulting Renal Pathologist, Partner
Dr. Mauricio joined us in 2000, after twenty years of service as surgical pathologist, and after cytopathologist and chief pathologist at community hospitals in Tennessee. Her expertise and range of experience in renal, as well as general anatomic and clinical pathology, serves our clients well.