Michelle A. Josephson, MD

Nephrology (Kidney Disease), Transplant | More

Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Kidney Transplant

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

Michelle Josephson, MD, provides highly skilled medical care to renal transplant recipients and potential donors during pre-transplant evaluation and post-surgical treatment. She is a nationally renowned expert on BK-virus nephropathy--an illness that can cause dysfunction in a transplanted organ. Dr. Josephson is also recognized for her work on pregnancy in kidney transplant recipients. Additionally, she specializes in the management of hypertension, bone disease and hyperlipidemia in kidney transplant patients.

An active educator and researcher, Dr. Josephson focuses on complications in transplant patients, including infection, bone disorders and gender-specific concerns. She is also interested in ethical issues related to transplantation, such as paired kidney exchanges and the safety of kidney transplantation in HIV-positive patients.

Areas of Expertise

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Complex Living Donors

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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NorthShore University HealthSystem - Evanston

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1983

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English