Dawn J. Caster, M.D.

Dawn J. Caster, M.D.

Dawn J. Caster, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-5757- Academic Office
502-588-4714 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Lupus Nephritis; Glomerular Diseases

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -


Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Louisville
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Caster DJ, Powell DW. Utilization of Biomarkers in Lupus Nephritis. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2019 Sep;26(5):351-359. doi: 10.1053/j.ackd.2019.09.001. Review. PubMed PMID: 31733719; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7001747.
  • Carter SA, Lightstone L, Cattran D, Bagga A, Barbour SJ, Barratt J, Boletis J, Caster D, Coppo R, Fervenza FC, Floege J, Hladunewich M, Hogan JJ, Kitching AR, Lafayette R, Malvar A, Radhakrishnan J, Rovin BH, Zhang H, Gutman T, Howell M, Logeman C, Shen JI, Teixeira-Pinto A, Alexander SI, Cho Y, Craig JC, Harris D, Johnson DW, Kerr PG, Ryan J, Viecelli AK, Wang AY, Wilkie M, Scholes-Robertson N, Tong A; SONG-GD Initiative. Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Glomerular Disease (SONG-GD): establishing a core outcome set for trials in patients with glomerular disease. Kidney Int. 2019 Jun;95(6):1280-1283. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.01.047. PubMed PMID: 31122702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6961704.
  • Caster DJ, Merchant ML, Klein JB, Powell DW. Precision medicine in lupus nephritis: can biomarkers get us there? Transl Res. 2018 Nov;201:26-39. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2018.08.002. Epub 2018 Aug 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 30179587; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6415919.
  • Caster DJ, Korte EA, Tan M, Barati MT, Tandon S, Creed TM, Salant DJ, Hata JL, Epstein PN, Huang H, Powell DW, McLeish KR. Neutrophil exocytosis induces podocyte cytoskeletal reorganization and proteinuria in experimental glomerulonephritis. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Sep 1;315(3):F595-F606. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00039.2018. Epub 2018 May 23. PubMed PMID: 29790391; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6172569.
  • Kartha V, Franco L, Coventry S, McLeish K, Caster DJ, Schadt CR. Hepatitis C mixed cryoglobulinemia with undetectable viral load: A case series. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Aug 15;4(7):684-687. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2018.04.004. eCollection 2018 Aug. PubMed PMID: 30128338; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6098195.
  • Korte EA, Caster DJ, Barati MT, Tan M, Zheng S, Berthier CC, Brosius FC 3rd, Vieyra MB, Sheehan RM, Kosiewicz M, Wysoczynski M, Gaffney PM, Salant DJ, McLeish KR, Powell DW. ABIN1 Determines Severity of Glomerulonephritis via Activation of Intrinsic Glomerular Inflammation. Am J Pathol. 2017 Dec;187(12):2799-2810. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.08.018. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 28935578; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5718094.
  • Caster DJ, Powell DW, Miralda I, Ward RA, McLeish KR. Re-Examining Neutrophil Participation in GN. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Aug;28(8):2275-2289. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2016121271. Epub 2017 Jun 15. Review. Erratum in: J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Oct;28(10 ):3129. PubMed PMID: 28620081; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5533240.
  • Hobeika L, Barati MT, Caster DJ, McLeish KR, Merchant ML. Characterization of glomerular extracellular matrix by proteomic analysis of laser-captured microdissected glomeruli. Kidney Int. 2017 Feb;91(2):501-511. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.09.044. Epub 2016 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 27988214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5237413.
  • Caster DJ, Hobeika L, Klein JB, Powell DW, McLeish KR. Changing the concepts of immune-mediated glomerular diseases through proteomics. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2015 Dec;9(11-12):967-71. doi: 10.1002/prca.201400159. Epub 2015 Jun 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 25907758; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4618780.
  • Caster DJ, Korte EA, Merchant ML, Klein JB, Wilkey DW, Rovin BH, Birmingham DJ, Harley JB, Cobb BL, Namjou B, McLeish KR, Powell DW. Autoantibodies targeting glomerular annexin A2 identify patients with proliferative lupus nephritis. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2015 Dec;9(11-12):1012-20. doi: 10.1002/prca.201400175. Epub 2015 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 25824007; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4690797.