William L. Clapp, MD

William L. Clapp, MD
Professor
Unit Director: 
Renal Pathology
Fax: 
352.265.9901
Administrative Contact:
Julia Pittman
Administrative Assistant
352.265.9900
Biography: 

William L. Clapp, M.D. is the director of renal pathology for University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories and the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. With more than 30 years of experience in diagnostic renal pathology, Dr. Clapp evaluates renal biopsies from UF Health and other institutions throughout the Southeast United States. Previously, Dr. Clapp served for several years as the chief of anatomic pathology for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans’ Health System.

An accomplished educator, Dr. Clapp has taught renal pathology for more than 25 years to medical students, pathology residents, nephrology fellows and faculty. He is the director of the kidney course for UF medical students and has received numerous teaching awards, including twice receiving the UF College of Medicine Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award.

Dr. Clapp is a member of the following professional associations:
  • Renal Pathology Society (RPS);
  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN);
  • International Society of Nephrology (ISN);
  • Florida Society of Nephrology (FSN);
  • Society for Ultrastructural Pathology (SUP);
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).

He also served on several committees, including the National Electron Microscopy Committee, and as a reviewer for various journals and grant organizations.

Dr. Clapp's diverse research interests span both basic and clinical sciences, with a primary focus on the kidney. They include renal anatomic-physiologic correlations, renal diseases, especially glomerular disorders, renal development and regenerative biology. His publications include peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, including the chapter, THE KIDNEY, in the acclaimed textbook, Histology for Pathologists.

Dr. Clapp has also been the principle investigator or co-investigator on several research grants.

Dr. Clapp graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following a pathology residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital and serving eight years in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Clapp completed a basic research fellowship at the UF Division of Nephrology.

Currently Involved In: 
  • Renal pathology
  • Electron microscopy
Pathology Team