Sarah Panzer, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792-0001
(608) 270-5600


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin - MD
  • University of Vermont - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado - Fellowship in Nephrology

Professional Activities

Dr. Sarah Panzer is a faculty member of the Division of Nephrology within the Department of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Panzer has an active research program, and is also involved with medical education, working with a wide range of learners in a variety of settings.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Panzer's clinical interests include glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney diseases, and acute kidney injury.

Research Interests

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Dr. Panzer has a broad background in nephrology, with specific expertise in glomerular diseases. Her research focuses on transplant glomerulopathy and efforts to develop clinical diagnostics and therapies to improve survival in kidney transplant patients. Dr. Panzer’s additional areas of research interest include lupus nephritis, focal segmental glomerulonephritis (FSGS), immune-complex glomerulonephritis, and C3 glomerulopathy. While working under her funding awarded by the NIH and American Society of Nephrology, Dr. Panzer demonstrated that B cell deficiency attenuated transplant glomerulopathy in a pre-clinical model. This research topic is both novel and of clinical importance, as transplant glomerulopathy is a major cause of allograft failure in kidney transplant recipients and no effective therapeutics exist.