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Michael Noel Koss, MD
Professor of Pathology
HC4 1450 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 9620


Dr. Koss, a former officer in the United States Armed Forces, has co-authored over a hundred peer reviewed articles and numerous other non-peer reviewed articles, book chapters, letters to the editor, abstracts and four books. He has been invited to guest lecture across the globe and has been a co-investigator on two separate five-year research studies. Dr. Koss is a former Chairman of the Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology Department at the Armed Services Institute of Pathology and is currently a Professor of Pathology at the LAC+USC Medical Center.


Renal Transplant Patients Biopsied for Cause and Tested for C4d, DSA, and IgG Subclasses and C1q: Which Humoral Markers Improve Diagnosis and Outcomes? J Immunol Res. Renal Transplant Patients Biopsied for Cause and Tested for C4d, DSA, and IgG Subclasses and C1q: Which Humoral Markers Improve Diagnosis and Outcomes? J Immunol Res. 2017; 2017:1652931. View in: PubMed

A middle-aged man with cough, chest pain, and pulmonary artery filling defect. Chest. 2014 Feb 1; 145(2):407-10. View in: PubMed

Handling and interpretation of the medical renal biopsy. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1180:323-36. View in: PubMed

Anti-VEGF for the management of diabetic macular edema. J Immunol Res. 2014; 2014:632307. View in: PubMed

Subretinal implantation of retinal pigment epithelial cells derived from human embryonic stem cells: improved survival when implanted as a monolayer. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jul; 54(7):5087-96. View in: PubMed

Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (pulmonary pseudolymphoma): the significance of increased numbers of IgG4-positive plasma cells. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 May; 37(5):699-709. View in: PubMed

Genome-scale analysis of DNA methylation in lung adenocarcinoma and integration with mRNA expression. Genome Res. 2012 Jul; 22(7):1197-211. View in: PubMed

Near fatal asthma: clinical and airway biopsy characteristics. Pulm Med. 2012; 2012:829608. View in: PubMed

B Cell and BAFF dependence of IFN-a-exaggerated disease in systemic lupus erythematosus-prone NZM 2328 mice. J Immunol. 2011 Apr 15; 186(8):4984-93. View in: PubMed

Deficiency of type I IFN receptor in lupus-prone New Zealand mixed 2328 mice decreases dendritic cell numbers and activation and protects from disease. J Immunol. 2009 Nov 1; 183(9):6021-9. View in: PubMed

IgG4-related interstitial lung disease: a new and evolving concept. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2009 Sep; 15(5):513-6. View in: PubMed

Wegener granulomatosis presenting as epididymitis. Urology. 2009 Jun; 73(6):1225-6. View in: PubMed

Accelerated pathological and clinical nephritis in systemic lupus erythematosus-prone New Zealand Mixed 2328 mice doubly deficient in TNF receptor 1 and TNF receptor 2 via a Th17-associated pathway. J Immunol. 2009 Feb 15; 182(4):2532-41. View in: PubMed

Global T cell dysregulation in non-autoimmune-prone mice promotes rapid development of BAFF-independent, systemic lupus erythematosus-like autoimmunity. J Immunol. 2008 Jul 1; 181(1):833-41. View in: PubMed

Identification of a panel of sensitive and specific DNA methylation markers for squamous cell lung cancer. Mol Cancer. 2008; 7:62. View in: PubMed

DNA methylation profile of 28 potential marker loci in malignant mesothelioma. Lung Cancer. 2007 Nov; 58(2):220-30. View in: PubMed

The pathology of pulmonary sarcoidosis: update. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2007 Aug; 24(3):150-61. View in: PubMed

Pulmonary sarcoidosis. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Feb; 28(1):53-74. View in: PubMed

Identification of a panel of sensitive and specific DNA methylation markers for lung adenocarcinoma. Mol Cancer. 2007; 6:70. View in: PubMed

Paucity of clinical disease despite serological autoimmunity and kidney pathology in lupus-prone New Zealand mixed 2328 mice deficient in BAFF. J Immunol. 2006 Aug 15; 177(4):2671-80. View in: PubMed

The organizing pneumonias : a critical review of current concepts and treatment. Treat Respir Med. 2006; 5(3):193-206. View in: PubMed

Renal graft loss in recipients with at least one year of function and donor specific antibody (DSA). Clin Transpl. 2006; 539-40. View in: PubMed

The organizing pneumonias: an update and review. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2005 Sep; 11(5):422-30. View in: PubMed

BAFF overexpression and accelerated glomerular disease in mice with an incomplete genetic predisposition to systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Jul; 52(7):2080-91. View in: PubMed

Up-regulation of EphB4 in mesothelioma and its biological significance. Clin Cancer Res. 2005 Jun 15; 11(12):4305-15. View in: PubMed

Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome with placental transmogrification of the lung: a case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2005 May; 129(5):686-9. View in: PubMed

Distinct DNA methylation profiles in malignant mesothelioma, lung adenocarcinoma, and non-tumor lung. Lung Cancer. 2005 Feb; 47(2):193-204. View in: PubMed

Tracheobronchomalacia and noninvasive ventilation revisited. Chest. 2004 Oct; 126(4):1390-2. View in: PubMed

Nonspecific interstitial pneumonia: a provisional category of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2004 Sep; 10(5):441-6. View in: PubMed

Aberrant nuclear/cytoplasmic localization and gene mutation of beta-catenin in classic pulmonary blastoma: beta-catenin immunostaining is useful for distinguishing between classic pulmonary blastoma and a blastomatoid variant of carcinosarcoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2004 Jul; 28(7):921-7. View in: PubMed

Malignant and benign lymphoid lesions of the lung. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2004 Jun; 8(3):167-87. View in: PubMed

CD4+ and CD8+ regulatory T cells generated ex vivo with IL-2 and TGF-beta suppress a stimulatory graft-versus-host disease with a lupus-like syndrome. J Immunol. 2004 Feb 1; 172(3):1531-9. View in: PubMed

Pivotal role of Stat4 and Stat6 in the pathogenesis of the lupus-like disease in the New Zealand mixed 2328 mice. J Immunol. 2003 Aug 1; 171(3):1564-71. View in: PubMed

Lack of TNF alpha supports persistence of a plasmid encoding the bovine leukaemia virus in TNF(-/-) mice. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2003 Mar 20; 92(1-2):15-22. View in: PubMed

Extensive squamous metaplasia with cytologic atypia in diffuse alveolar damage mimicking squamous cell carcinoma: a report of 2 cases. Hum Pathol. 2002 Oct; 33(10):1052-4. View in: PubMed

The pathology of sarcoidosis. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2002 Sep; 8(5):445-51. View in: PubMed

Bronchiolitis: update 2001. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2002 Mar; 8(2):112-6. View in: PubMed

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