School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Xu Zeng, M.D., Ph..D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Detroit Medical Center
3990 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 745-8554
Renal disease, kidney and pancreas transplantation

Dr. Zeng practices renal pathology with the expertise on diagnosis of medical kidney diseases and kidney and pancreas transplantation pathology. He serves as the director of the renal pathology and section chief of organ transplantation.

Research Interests

Dr. Zeng’s research interests are in diagnosis of medical kidney disease and its implications in patient management. His current research concerns proliferative glomerulonephritis, including IgA nephropathy and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. He is also interested in organ transplantation pathology. In particular, he is interested in long term follow up patients’ pathological changes.


2000-2004: North Shore University, Jewish Medical Center Health System, New York, NY, USA


2004-2005: Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA

Other Information

Expertise: Kidney needle biopsy, medical kidney diseases, kidney transplantation pathology, pancreas transplantation pathology


M.D. (1985): Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, China

Ph.D. (1997): Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, USA



Medical Education Responsibilities

Undergraduate Program:

  • Course co-director of the renal pathophysiology Unit for 2nd year medical school
  • Lecture of pathobiology and pathophysiology Laboratory Units for 2nd year medical school

1. Zeng X, El-Amm JM, Doshi MD, Singh A, Morawski K, Cincotta E, Losanoff JE, West MS, and Gruber SA, 2007, Intermediate-term outcomes with early steroid withdrawal in African-American renal transplant recipients undergoing surveillance biopsy, Surgery, 142: 538-45.

2. Carlos F, Yoo W, Zeng X, 2009, Lupus nephritis in an African American Population, Int J Med, (in press)

3. Menon S, Zeng X, and Valentini R, 2009, Fibrillary glomerulonephritis and renal failure in a child with systemic lupus erythematosus, Pediatr Nephrol, 24: 1577-81.