Dr Mengel is Chair of the Department for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is a sub-specialized Transplantation and Renal Pathologist at the Division of Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta Hospital. Outside his faculty Dr. Mengel is engaged in various international sub-specialty societies related to nephropathology and organ transplantation: past Chair Transplant Diagnostics Community of Practice in the American Society of Transplantation; Board member International Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology; Board member Canadian Society of Transplantation; Chair of the Research Committee International Renal Pathology Society.
He studied medicine at the Semmelweiss University in Budapest, Hungary before going on to specialise in pathology and further in transplantation pathology and nephropathology. Before moving to Edmonton he was head of the transplant pathology service at the Hannover Medical School, Germany. Dr. Mengel has published more than 170 peer-reviewed articles and his current work is focused on applying molecular techniques to biopsy specimens, with the aim to increase diagnostic precision in organ transplantation.
ResearchAreas of Interest:
Immunopathology with a major focus on transplantation and nephropathology.
Quality assurance in diagnostic immunihistochemistry
Co-Principal investigator, residents involved in research
- Semmelweis University of Medicine
A 34-gene signature diagnostic test to determine the individualized likelihood of antibody-mediated rejection and kidney transplant failure using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded biopsy samples: a multicenter external validation study
- Funding Source: CNTRP – Canadian National Transplant Research Program
- Year Granted: 2016