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Weins, Astrid, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Affiliate in Pathology, MGH
  • Associate Pathologist, BWH
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

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Overview

Dr. Weins is a specialist in clinical renal pathology, and in research of the pathobiology of glomerular disease.

Departments

Pathology

Clinical Interests
  • Renal Pathology
Medical Education
  • MD, Ludwig Maximilians University
  • PhD, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Ludwig Maximilians University
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology
Foreign Languages
  • German
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Female

Biography

Astrid Weins, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with an active clinical practice in renal pathology through a joint appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She has a deeply rooted, longstanding interest in the pathobiology of glomerular disease. Dr. Weins is uniquely positioned at the interface of nephrology, pathology of glomerular disease, and basic science. Her research approach is fueled by her insights as a renal pathologist, which translates diagnostic observations into clinically relevant scientific questions that can be validated in human glomerular disease. Apart from being an academic renal pathologist, Dr. Weins is also affiliated with the Center for Glomerular Disease Research and Novel Experimental Therapeutics (GlomNExT) located within the Renal Division at BWH, where she is embedded in a very active renal research community. Within GlomNExT, researchers strive to facilitate and accelerate podocyte research aimed at identifying novel therapeutics by means of a collaborative team approach that includes nephrologists, basic scientists, pathologists and industry representatives. Dr. Weins is a firm believer in interdisciplinary teamwork, communication, and resource sharing to strengthen the pathologist's ability to think critically and creatively about disease processes.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Weins' research focuses on the biology of the podocyte, specifically on its role in the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Minimal Change Disease. She is a member of the Mundel laboratory, and the Center for Glomerular Kidney Disease and Novel Experimental Therapeutics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Within GlomNExT, researchers strive to facilitate and accelerate podocyte research aimed at identifying novel therapeutics by means of a collaborative team approach that includes nephrologists, basic scientists, pathologists and industry representatives. Dr. Weins is a firm believer in interdisciplinary teamwork, communication, and resource sharing to strengthen the pathologists' ability to think critically and creatively about disease processes.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected Publications

Contact

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2967

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