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Woojin James Chon, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

An adult nephrologist, Dr. W. James Chon is a member of the University of Chicago Medicine's highly regarded renal transplant team. He specializes in the evaluation of donors and recipients for kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation. Dr. Chon has extensive experience in post-transplant treatment, particularly in the management of immunosuppressive therapy for these patients.

Dr. Chon has been actively involved in numerous clinical research projects that deal with complex medical issues in renal transplant candidates and recipients. He is also interested in protecting deceased donor kidneys from tissue injury that can occur during the procurement surgery and transport process.

Practice Locations

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

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

New York University

Internship and Residency

University of Rochester Medical Center, NY


New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston


American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Transplantation

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-3630

Office Fax

(773) 702-5818

Office Postal Address

Woojin James Chon, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5100
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

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