ASN's Mission

To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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About ASN

Michelle A. Josephson, MD, FASN, Past President

ASN Biography

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

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

Dr. Josephson is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and currently serves on ASN Council as President. She chaired the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Cutting Edge of Transplantation 2020 and 2021 meetings. From 2007 to 2010m she served as a Councilor at Large on the AST Board of Directors. She serves on the editorial board of CJASN and is an Associate Editor for Transplantation. Dr. Josephson has authored over 100 articles and 5 book chapters and has presented over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally. She has particular interest in the live kidney donor, post-transplant bone disease, BK virus, and pregnancy in the transplant recipient. She is deeply committed to education in the realm of kidney transplantation.