ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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About ASN

Michelle A. Josephson, MD, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Michelle A. Josephson, MD, FASN, is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago. She is the Medical Director of the University of Chicago Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program as well as Program Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.

Dr. Josephson completed both her undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in internal medicine and a clinical and research nephrology fellowship at the University of Chicago.

She is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), having served as the past Chair of the Transplant Advisory Group, as a founding member of the ASN Transplant Community. Dr. Josephson serves as Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee. Additionally, Dr. Josephson Chairs both AST Community Education Subcommittee and the Cutting Edge of Transplantation 2020 meeting.

Dr. Josephson is a faculty member of ASN’s Board Review Course & Update. From 2007-2010 she served as Councilor at Large on the Board of Directors of AST. She serves on the editorial board of CJASN and is an Associate Editor for Transplantation.

Additionally, Dr. Josephson has authored over 100 articles and 5 book chapters and has given over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally. She has a particular interest in the live kidney donor, post-transplant bone disease, BK virus, and pregnancy in the transplant recipient. Dr. Josephson is deeply committed to education in the realm of kidney transplantation.