Dr. Riazy is a Renal Pathologist and Associate Member of Division of Nephrology.
In pursuit of an academic life, after receiving my MD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I moved to beautiful British Columbia to start my PhD at UBC, with a focus on lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, inflammation, and vascular bioplay. Alongside research, I was involved with medical and dental undergraduate teaching in areas such as principals of human biology, problem-based learning, doctor, patient, and society (DPAS), and clinical skills. During my PhD, I also learned that pathology is the most fulfilling area of medicine for me and started my postgraduate medical training at the University of British Columbia in Anatomical Pathology. The complexity of diagnostic Renal Pathology, utilization of multiple modalities to study a small fragment of tissue from different perspectives, requirement for a solid understanding of clinical aspects, and close interaction with the nephrologists drew me to Renal Pathology. I completed my renal pathology fellowship at University of Washington in Seattle in 2018, after which I moved back home to join the pathology department at St. Paul’s Hospital. Since March 2020, I have been an Associate Member of the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at UBC. My research interests are broad with an emphasis on translational research, personalized medicine, digital pathology and application of artificial intelligence to augment diagnostic pathology workflow and identify diagnostic and prognostic markers.