Joshua D Mezrich, MD

Associate Professor

  • Section of Liver and Kidney Surgery
  • Division of Transplantation
(608) 263-2527

600 Highland Ave.
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • 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, Wedge Resection of the Liver, “Scarless” Single-Port Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy.

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Reply.
    Groose MK, Aldred BN, Mezrich JD, Hammel LL
    Liver Transpl. 2019 Dec; 25(12): 1851
    [PubMed ID: 31433894]

  • Risk Factors for Intracardiac Thrombus During Liver Transplantation.
    Groose MK, Aldred BN, Mezrich JD, Hammel LL
    Liver Transpl. 2019 Nov; 25(11): 1682-1689
    [PubMed ID: 31119833]

  • Family and transplant professionals' views of organ recovery before circulatory death for imminently dying patients: A qualitative study using semistructured interviews and focus groups.
    Zimmermann CJ, Baggett ND, Taylor LJ, Buffington A, Scalea J, Fost N, Croes KD, Mezrich JD, Schwarze ML
    Am. J. Transplant. 2019 08; 19(8): 2232-2240
    [PubMed ID: 30768840]

  • Real-world PM extracts differentially enhance Th17 differentiation and activate the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR).
    O'Driscoll CA, Gallo ME, Fechner JH, Schauer JJ, Mezrich JD
    Toxicology 2019 02 15; 414: 14-26
    [PubMed ID: 30611761]

  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present in ambient urban dust drive proinflammatory T cell and dendritic cell responses via the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in vitro.
    O'Driscoll CA, Gallo ME, Hoffmann EJ, Fechner JH, Schauer JJ, Bradfield CA, Mezrich JD
    PLoS ONE 2018; 13(12): e0209690
    [PubMed ID: 30576387]

All Publications on PubMed