Kowalewska, Jolanta



  • Dr. Jolanta Kowalewska MD, PhD is an associate professor of Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA. She is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. She received her MD degree from Medical University in Warsaw, Poland, followed by clinical and anatomic pathology residency in Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY (SUNY Stony Brook, NY). Subsequently, Dr Kowalewska pursued her subspecialty training in renal pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Her PhD degree from University of Bialystok was awarded for her work in pathology of transplantation.

    Dr Kowalewska held her faculty positions at the University of Washington, WA, University of Bialystok in Poland, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, and for the last 4 years at the EVMS. Her professional career has been focused on understanding mechanism of various renal diseases occurring in native and transplanted kidneys. Dr Kowalewska is actively involved in educational activities in EVMS including Medical School and the Pathologist's Assistant program. She serves and a faculty advisor for the Pathology Interest Group that promotes an interest on Pathology among the students from various programs.

    She is also an active member in several national organizations, e.g. Unites States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Renal Pathology Society, American Society of Nephrology, and the Association of Pathology Chairs.

selected publications

research overview

  • Current research interests include BK polyomavirus nephropathy, glomerulonephritis and development of educational cases in pathology. Renal transplantation, Glomerulonephritis, Pathology, Urology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

preferred title

  • Associate Professor

full name

  • Jolanta Kowalewska, MD, Ph.D.


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