Dvanajscak Zeljko

Zeljko Dvanajscak, MD, MS

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am passionate about providing accurate and timely diagnoses of medical renal biopsies. I am also passionate about utilizing state-of-the-art digital pathology techniques in the evaluation of kidney tissue.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Dvanajscak is board-certified in anatomic pathology and is subspecialty trained in nephropathology.


  • Caza TN, Hassen SI, Kuperman M, Sharma SG, Dvanajscak Z, Arthur J, Edmondson R, Storey A, Herzog C, Kenan DJ, Larsen CP. Neural cell adhesion molecule 1 is a novel autoantigen in membranous lupus nephritis. Kidney Int. 2021 Jul;100(1):171-181. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2020.09.016. Epub 2020 Oct 9. PMID: 33045259; PMCID: PMC8032825.
  • Dvanajscak Z, Murphy JD, Larsen CP, Padala SA. Anti-Brush Border Antibody Disease (Anti-LRP2 Nephropathy) Associated With Lupus Nephritis. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Jul 3;5(9):1590-1594. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.06.025. PMID: 32954086; PMCID: PMC7486196.
  • Nicholas Cossey L, Dvanajscak Z, Larsen CP. A diagnostician’s field guide to crystalline nephropathies. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2020 May;37(3):135-142. doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2020.02.002. Epub 2020 Feb 21. PMID: 32178905.
  • Dvanajscak Z, Cossey LN, Larsen CP. A practical approach to the pathology of renal intratubular casts. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2020 May;37(3):127-134. doi: 10.1053/j.semdp.2020.02.001. Epub 2020 Feb 14. PMID: 32147230.
  • Dvanajscak Z, Walker PD, Cossey LN, Messias NC, Boils CL, Kuperman MB, Larsen CP. Hemolysis-associated hemoglobin cast nephropathy results from a range of clinicopathologic disorders. Kidney Int. 2019 Dec;96(6):1400-1407. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.08.026. Epub 2019 Sep 16. PMID: 31668630.

Medical School

  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA


  • Anatomic Pathology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA


  • Nephropathology, Arkana Laboratories, Little Rock, AR, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • Renal Pathology Society
  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology


  • Chief Resident


“In my free time I enjoy traveling, motorcycles, and drone videography.”