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Guillermo A. Herrera

Guillermo A. Herrera

Professor and Chair of Pathology
Louisiana State University


Herrera is currently Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Director of LSU Health Shreveport, a position he has held from 1996-2006 and since 2012 until now. He is an internationally renowned nephropathologist with over 35 years of experience in renal pathology. Having received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico, he has over 30 years of research on renal damage associated with multiple myeloma. Before becoming the Chair of Pathology of LSU Health Shreveport, Dr. Herrera was the Medical Director of Nephrocor, a private renal pathology laboratory. He has served as Professor and Chair at St. Louis University as well as Director of Surgical Pathology at both the University of Alabama and the University of Mississippi. Dr. Herrera is a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army. He is also a Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at LSU Health in Shreveport

Research Interest

Herrera sits on multiple national panels and has been the invited guest lecturer in over 300 domestic and international venues. He has authored more than 280 articles and chapters. His main interest includes understanding of pathogenesis of renal disorders occurring in patients with plasma cell dyscrasias and has engaged in exploring glomerular repair using stem cells. He has received the “Tatiana T. Antovych, M.D. Award” from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology/American Registry of Pathology for contributions to renal pathology. He is the recipient of a grant from the Amyloidosis Foundation to study glomerular repair in AL-amyloidosis using mesenchymal stem cells.