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Michelle A. Josephson, MD

Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Michelle Josephson 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.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Surgery Suite
at NorthShore University HealthSystem
1000 Central Street
Suite 800
Evanston, IL 60201

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American College of Physicians

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-3630

Office Fax

(773) 702-5818

Office Postal Address

Michelle A. Josephson, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5100
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Kidney transplantation
  • BK-virus nephropathy
  • Pregnancy in kidney transplant recipients
  • Bone disease in kidney transplant recipients
  • Complex living donors

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Josephson's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.