Current Position:

* Chief, Division of Nephropathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington D.C. January 1994 - present.
* Staff Pathologist, Division of Nephropathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC. August 1976-December 1993.

Areas of Specialization:

Work involves evaluation of kidney biopsies using light microscopy, electron microscopy, as well as immunohistochemistry techniques (immunofluorescence/immunoperoxidase microscopy). Evaluates approximately 800-1000 biopsies per year by light and electron microscopy, and 50% of biopsies using immunofluorescence, and/or immuno-peroxidase techniques. The above is complimented by teaching, and animal as well as clinico-pathological research.

Medical Education:

* Topiwala National Medical College, University of Bombay, India, 1964-1968, Received the degree of M.B.B.S., August 18, l970.

Pre-Medical Education:

1. Wilson College, University of Bombay, India, June l962- May l964.
2. St. Columba High School, Diploma in High School Graduation. Bombay, India. June l951-May l962.

Academic Appointments:

1. Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Howard University, 1999
2. Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology, Dept. of Pathology, George Washington University, Washington DC, 2001.
3. Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, Since September 2000.
4. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Georgetown University, March, 2001.
5. Consultant, Department of Pathology, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland., 1991 to present.
6. Staff Pathologist, Dept. of Pathology, Water Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. August 1996 to present.
7. Visiting Professor, Dept of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India. 2000

Other Appointments:

1. Registrar, American Registry of Nephropathology. 1994-present
2. Reviewer, Editorial Board, Cancer, and Clinical Nephrology since September, 1993.
3. Founding Member, International Society of Geriatric Nephology and Urology, 1993
4. Panel member, NSAID Renal Pathology Registry project, since March 1994
5. Member, Editorial Board, Transplantation-India, March 1996
6. Editor-in Chief, Newsletter, Association of Indian Pathologist of North America, (AIPNA), March 1996-March 1998
7. Reviewer, for National Kidney Foundation-National Capitol Area, 1998
8. Member, International Editorial committee, Archives of Medical Research, Mexico, September, 1998
9. President -Elect , Association of Indian Pathologist of North America, (AIPNA), February 2002.

Honors & Awards:

1. " Letter of Commendation" from the United States Navy (NNMC) for support during Operation Signal and Uphold Democracy
2. "Distinguished Professor Award," at the International Conference on Kidney Diseases and VIII Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, Ahmedabad, India, January 4-7, 1996.
3. Dr. Sharda G sabnis and Dr. Gajanan M. Sabnis received "Award of Excellence in Region of Creative Use of Concrete in Hybrid Composite Concrete (HCC) House for the Next Millennium" awarded by the National Capital Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, January 1997.
4. Commendation for Dr. Devaraju Krishnamurthy Memorial Oration, on "Pathology of Renal Transplantation", Hyderabad, India, February 11, 2000.
5. Plaque for cotribution made towards the "Fifth International CME & Update in Surgical Patholgy", held by Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, A.P. India, 10-12 February, 2000
6. Plaque for contibutions made towards the ÒAnnual Conference of the West Zone Society of Nephrology,Ó Vadodara, India, 22-23 December, 2001


1. Trains pathologists, nephrologists, pathology and nephrology fellows, and medical students through classroom lectures, and at individual levels.
2. Participates as Director in the 3 day course entitled "Pathology of Medical Renal Diseases", sponsored by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the American Registry of Pathology since l980 to present. Developed 50 sets of 30 cases each with slide sets and case histories, quizzes and other audio-visual aids.
3. Participates in kidney biopsy conferences with staff, residents, and fellows at Georgetown University Hospital, D.C. General Hospital, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Providence Hospital Washington, D. C., and National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, l976 to present.
4. Participated in developing and hosting the "Federal Renal Biopsy Conference" started by the Division, for pathologists and nephrologists from local federal, and civilian Institutions, l983-1987.
5. Participates in the CME program, Department of Pathology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C. 1981 to present.
6. Participates by giving seminars for the Resident Training Program, Dept. of Pathology, National Naval medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, 1986 to present.
7. Participates in the training program for nephrology fellows by giving series of lectures, at the Division of Nephrology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1988 to present.
8. Participates in the training program for nephrology and pathology fellows by giving series of lectures, at the Divisions of Nephrology and Pathology, WRAMC, Washington, D.C., 1988 to present.
9. Participates in the "Case of the Month" a VA Quality Control Program (1976 to present), and "Case for Diagnosis " publication in Military Medicine (1976-1993) sponsored by the AFIP. 10. Participate as Faculty in a half-day seminar for the AFIP Annual General Pathology Course, April 1991 to present.

Administrative Experience:

1. As Assistant to the Division Chief (1976-1993), and as Chief of the Division (1994 to present).
2. Supervises the day to day operations of the Division which includes prompt evaluation of the case material, and reporting of results in a timely manner. Supervision of secretarial activities, and laboratory personnel. Preparation of various documents including; staff evaluations, Research Progress Report, the Annual Report, and other administrative documents to support the mission.
3. As Registrar, supervises and participates in the activities of American Registry of Nephropathology.
4. Supervision, teaching, and evaluation of Fellows rotating through the Division.
5. Initiates and develops research protocols, various teaching aids, and manuscripts.