Giovanna A Giannico, M.D.



Assistant Professor

Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology


  Contact Information



Office Location:

C-2104 C, MCN

Phone: (615)-936-1310  

Fax: 615-343-7023



Campus Mail address:

Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology-3rd Fl

C-3321 MCN (2561)


US Mailing address:

Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology -3rd Fl

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

C-3321 MCN

Nashville, TN 37232-2561 



  Research Specialty



Histopathology and molecular mechanisms of progression of glomerulonephritis, with focus on autoimmune-mediated renal disease; mechanisms of glucose-induced renal fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy.


  Clinical Interests



Renal pathology; general surgical pathology






Giannico G., Manno C., Soccio M., Johnson R.J., Grayston J.T., Gesualdo L., Schena F.P. Chlamydia Pneumoniae infection and systemic vasculitis: a possible association. G It Nefrol 3:245-249, 2000.


Giannico G., Manno C., Schena F.P.  Treatment of glomerulonephritides associated with hepatitis C virus infection. Nephrol Dial Transplant 15: 34-38, 2000.


Manno C., Giannico G., Schena F.P. Treatment of lupus nephritis.  G It Nefrol 2: 149-157, 2001.


Giannico G., Mendez M., and LaPointe M.C. Regulation of the Membrane-Localized Prostaglandin E Synthases mPGES-1 and mPGES-2 in Cardiac Myocytes and Fibroblasts. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 288(1): H165-74, 2005.


Biederman JI, Vera E, Rankhaniya R, Hassett C, Giannico G, Yee J, Cortes P. Effects of sulfonylureas, alpha-endosulfine counterparts, on glomerulosclerosis in type 1 and type 2 models of diabetes. Kidney Int 67(2): 554-65, 2005.


Giannico G, O’reilly K, Fogo A.B. Quiz page: Fabry’s disease. Am J Kidney Dis 46 (2): A42, 2005.


Wang XP, Fogo AB, Colon S, Giannico G, Abul-Ezz SR, Miner JH, Borza DB. Distinct epitopes for anti-glomerular basement membrane alport alloantibodies and goodpasture autoantibodies within the noncollagenous domain of alpha3 (IV) collagen: a janus-faced antigen. J Am Soc Nephrol 16(12):3563-71, 2005.


Giannico G, Miller FJ, Fogo AB. Diabetic nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis 47(5): A9-A12, 2006.


Giannico G, Cortes P, Baccora MH, Hassett C, Taube DW, Yee J. Glibenclamide prevents increased extracellular matrix formation induced by high glucose concentration in mesangial cells. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 292(1):F57-65, 2007.


Procaccini Da, Apulia Nephrology Quality Of Life Study A, Angelini P, Aucella F, Avanzi C, Brusasco S, Carta G, Cataldi G, Cogoni G, D'agostino F, D'elia F, Del Mastro G, Dell'aquila R, De Min Am, Feliciangeli G, Freddi P, Gallucci M, Giannico G, Gigante B, Infante B, Ktena M, Manno C, Marseglia Cd, Navarra A, Pappani A, Pompa G, Querques M, Russo D, Sacchetti A, Sechi Ma, Specchio A, Stallone C, Virgilio M.   Health-related quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease. G Ital Nefrol 25(6):694-701, 2008.


Giannico G, Yang H, Neilson Eg., Fogo AB. Dystroglycan in the diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4(11):1747-53, 2009.


Giannico G, Holt Ge, Homlar Kc, Johnson J, Pinnt J, Bridge JA. Osteoblastoma Characterized by a Three-way Translocation; Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. Cancer Genet Cytogenet 195(2):168-71, 2009.


Espeli M, Bökers S, Giannico G, Dickinson HA, Bardsley V, Fogo AB, Smith KG, Local renal autoantibody production in lupus nephritis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Feb;22(2):296-305. Epub 2010 Nov 18.PMID: 21088295 [PubMed – in process]Related citations