LMP Q&A BUG: Dr. Rohan John



This week the LMP Q&A BUG jumped to a new sub-specialty in Pathology and ‘infected’ Dr. Rohan John, Renal Pathologist. The nomination came from our previous Q&A BUG ‘victim,’ Dr. Stefano Serra. Check out Dr. Serra’s photo Q&A, HERE.


Renal pathology is one of the 13 sub-specialties in anatomical pathology at LMP, and focuses on all things kidney related. On a daily basis Dr. John will be given cases from patients throughout UHN hospitals and our partner sites, and will provide diagnoses and key information that will help develop effective treatment plans for patients. Over the course of the year Dr. John will receive around 600 cases, which will be for either medical kidney biopsies (non-tumour) or transplant kidney biopsies.

When analyzing tissue sample from a transplant kidney biopsy, Dr. John is looking to make sure the recipient is successfully accepting the donor kidney, and analyzing the tissue sample for indications or predictors of graft survival.

For medical kidney biopsies (non-tumour), Dr. John will examine the tissue sample and look for characterization of specific diseases, including lupus nephritis, and kidney related vasculitis. Through methods such as light microscopy, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence he’s able to make reliable, accurate diagnoses each day.

To learn a little more on the personal side of Dr. John, check out his photo Q&A below. Make sure to read to the end to find out who’s next to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG. It could be you!


Whereabouts do you live and how do you commute to work?



What was your first job?



Describe your ideal vacation?



Favourite TV shows?



What do you do for fun?



If you could be famous for anything, what what it be?



What’s your favourite animal? (Draw it!)




What’s on your iPod?



Favourite sports team or athlete?



If you had to describe working for LMP in one word, what would it be?



If your friends were to describe you in one word, what would it be?



Because Dr. John completed the photo series Q&A he was given the opportunity to pass the bug onto someone else… It’s now with great pleasure we announce the next staff member to be ‘infected’ by the LMP Q&A BUG:

Melanie Peralta, Research Technician, PRP Laboratory 


Have a common interest with Dr. John?   – Share it in the comments section!

  • That everything was going great until you found out he was a Patriots fan!
  • How Rock and Roll lead should be top 5 on all of our lists
  • How you only thought people made a big deal about Usain Bolt when it’s the Olympics
  • That the last two answers may be the most humorous yet!

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