Michelle Josephson
Section of Nephrology
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BA1979University of PennsylvaniaPsychobiology
MD1983University of Pennsylvania 
Residency1986The University of ChicagoInternal Medicine
Fellowship1991The University of ChicagoNephrology

Academic Interests

Dr. Michelle Josephson studies medical complications of transplantation and donation including post transplant bone disease and BK nephropathy. Dr. Josephson also studies pregnancy in transplant recipients and kidney donors. Current research examines the risks for, prevention of, and best treatment strategies for BK nephropathy. As well, she works on prevention and management of bone disease after transplant.

Clinical Interests

Medical care to renal transplant recipients including evaluation kidney transplant function as well as management of hypertension, bone disease, hyperlipidemia and BK nephropathy. Medical evaluation of the living donor.

Representative Publications

  1. McKay DB, Josephson MA: Pregnancy in recipients of solid organs-effects on mother and child. N Eng J Med 354: 1281-93, 2006
  2. Sprague SM, Josephson MA. Bone disease after kidney transplantation Seminars in Nephrology 24:82-90, 2004.
  3. McKay D, Josephson MA: Reproduction and transplantation: Report on the AST consensus conference on reproductive issues in transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 5: 1592-1599, 2005
  4. Josephson MA, Gillen D, Javaid B, Kadambi PV, Meehan S,Foster P,Harland R,Thistlethwaite JR, Garfinkel M, Atwood W, Jordan J, Sadhu A, Millis JM, Williams JW: Treatment of renal allograft polyoma BK virus infection with leflunomide. Transplantation 81: 704-10, 2006
  5. Josephson MA, Williams JW, Chandraker A, Randhawa PS. Clinical Observations Using Anti-Viral Strategies to Treat BK Viruruia and Nephropathy. Transplant Infectious Diseases 8: 95-101, 2006

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