Michelle A. Josephson, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Michelle A. Josephson, MD

Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Kidney Transplant

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

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians

Practicing Since

  • 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

News & Research

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