Michelle Josephson, MD

University of Chicago Nephrology Section

Michelle Josephson is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery and serves as Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Program Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship. After receiving her MD from University of Pennsylvania she completed a medical internship, residency and nephrology fellowship at University of Chicago. In 1992 she came on staff as the first transplant nephrologist at University of Chicago. Her mission is to improve the care and outcome of the medically complex transplant patient through direct care, education and clinical research.
Her research projects examine the live kidney donor, post-transplant bone disease, BK virus, and post-transplant pregnancy. She is deeply committed to education having established University of Chicago's Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.
Dr. Josephson served as Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of NKFI and was a member of the KDIGO international work group that wrote "Care of the Transplant Recipient Guidelines." She served as Councilor for the Board of the American Society of Transplantation (AST). She has chaired AST's Grant Committee, AST's Community Education Subcommittee and CEOT 2020 and 2021 Planning Committees. Dr. Josephson was a member of ABIM's nephrology test writing subcommittee. She lectures nationally and internationally, and currently serves as Secretary to the American Society of Nephrology.


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