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Dr. Geetha Jagannathan, MD, MBBS

Dr. Geetha Jagannathan is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at Emory University School of Medicine, specializing in surgical, oncologic, and transplantation pathology. At Grady, she practices general surgical pathology with an emphasis in breast pathology, while also serving as a member of the renal pathology team at Emory where she specializes in diagnosing non-neoplastic and transplantation-related diseases of the kidney. Dr. Jagannathan received her medical degree at VMKV Medical College in Tamil Nadu, India, followed by an Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowships in Surgical pathology and Kidney pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, respectively. She is passionate about providing the best care to patients and takes pride in her role as an educator, teaching the next generation of pathologists.


  • Pathology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology


  • Columbia University Medical Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Jagannathan G, White MJ, Xian RR, Emens LA, Cimino-Mathews A. A New Landscape of Testing and Therapeutics in Metastatic Breast Cancer. Surg Pathol Clin. 2022 Mar;15(1):105-120. doi: 10.1016/j.path.2021.11.007. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35236627.

Jagannathan G, Weins A, Daniel E, Crew RJ, Swanson SJ, Markowitz GS, D'Agati VD, Andeen NK, Rennke HG, Batal I. The pathologic spectrum of adenovirus nephritis in the kidney allograft. Kidney Int. 2023 Feb;103(2):378-390. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2022.10.025. Epub 2022 Nov 24. PMID: 36436678.

Jagannathan G, Markowitz GS, Sheth ND, Kudose S. Concurrent PLA2R-Associated Membranous Nephropathy and Antiglomerular Basement Membrane Disease. Kidney Int Rep. 2022 Jul 13;7(10):2308-2311. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2022.07.006. PMID: 36217513; PMCID: PMC9546738.