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Joshua D Mezrich, MD

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(608) 263-2527

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Joshua D Mezrich, MD

Assistant Professor
Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
Division of Transplantation


  • MD, Cornell University Medical College, 1997
  • Surgery Residency, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 1997-2005
  • Research Fellowship, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Transplantation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2005-2007

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Mezrich is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He specializes in solid organ transplant (liver, kidney, and pancreas).

Dr. Mezrich provides a wide range of services including Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Liver Resection, Liver Transplant, "Scarless" Single-Port Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, and Wedge Resection of the Liver.

Research Interests

Dr. Mezrich’s research interest is in transplant tolerance and how environmental exposures alter the immune system.

Recent Publications
  • The aryl hydrocarbon receptor meets immunology: friend or foe? A little of both.
    Julliard W, Fechner JH, Mezrich JD
    Front Immunol 2014; 5():458.
    [PubMed ID: 25324842, PMC ID: 4183121]
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  • Antithymocyte globulin is associated with a lower incidence of de novo donor-specific antibodies in moderately sensitized renal transplant recipients.
    Brokhof MM, Sollinger HW, Hager DR, Muth BL, Pirsch JD, Fernandez LA, Bellingham JM, Mezrich JD, Foley DP, D'Alessandro AM, Odorico JS, Mohamed MA, Vidyasagar V, Ellis TM, Kaufman DB, Djamali A
    Transplantation 2014 Mar 27; 97(6):612-7.
    [PubMed ID: 24531846, PMC ID: 4106033]
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  • Exposure to atmospheric particulate matter enhances Th17 polarization through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor.
    van Voorhis M, Knopp S, Julliard W, Fechner JH, Zhang X, Schauer JJ, Mezrich JD
    PLoS ONE 2013; 8(12):e82545.
    [PubMed ID: 24349309, PMC ID: 3859609]
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  • The aryl hydrocarbon receptor: a novel target for immunomodulation in organ transplantation.
    Van Voorhis M, Fechner JH, Zhang X, Mezrich JD
    Transplantation 2013 Apr 27; 95(8):983-90.
    [PubMed ID: 23263608, PMC ID: 3700727]
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  • Increased C4d in post-reperfusion biopsies and increased donor specific antibodies at one-week post transplant are risk factors for acute rejection in mild to moderately sensitized kidney transplant recipients.
    Djamali A, Muth BL, Ellis TM, Mohamed M, Fernandez LA, Miller KM, Bellingham JM, Odorico JS, Mezrich JD, Pirsch JD, D'Alessandro TM, Vidyasagar V, Hofmann RM, Torrealba JR, Kaufman DB, Foley DP
    Kidney Int. 2013 Jun; 83(6):1185-92.
    [PubMed ID: 23447068, PMC ID: 3672254]
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