Dr. Avila-Casado is a Professor in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. She got her MD and PhD degrees at Anahuac University, Mexico, Pathology Residency at UNAM, Mexico, and Fellowship in Renal Pathology at Harvard University, USA.
She has been awarded the International Society of Nephrology Fellowship Award.
Dr. Avila-Casado is currently Staff Renal Pathologist, Director of Renal Pathology Program, serving as Director of Education at Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology - UHN. Her academic interest encompasses clinical service, research and education.
She has more than 100 publications including in high profile journals as Nature and NEJM. She has supervised and mentored 56 MD, MSc, and PhD students including 14 international Renal Pathologists. As Deputy Chair and Educational Ambassador of the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group she is devoted to bringing excellence in education in Nephrology and Nephropathology worldwide.
Honours and Awards
LMP Teaching Excellence Award in Fellowship Education, University of Toronto (2022)