Michelle A. Josephson, MD

Nephrology (Kidney Disease), Transplant | More

Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Kidney Transplant

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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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