Joshua D Mezrich, MD

Associate Professor

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

Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison WI 53792


  • 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

  • A Comparison of Rates and Severity of Chronic Kidney Disease in Deceased Donor and Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients. Times matter.
    Yankol Y, Bugeaud E, Zens T, Rizzari M, Mecİt N, Leverson GE, Foley D, Mezrich JD, Kanmaz T, AndaÇoĞlu OM, D'Alessandro AM, Acarli KS, KalayoĞlu M, Fernandez LA
    Turk J Med Sci 2020 Oct 10;
    [PubMed ID: 33037873]

  • A Single-Center Assessment of Delayed Graft Function in Recipients of Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplant.
    Aziz F, Gardezi A, Muth B, Blazel J, Garg N, Mohammed M, Mezrich J, Djamali A, Mandelbrot D, Parajuli S
    Prog Transplant 2020 12; 30(4): 342-348
    [PubMed ID: 32930044]

  • The Utility of Donor Specific Antibody Monitoring and the Role of Kidney Biopsy in Simultaneous Liver and Kidney recipients with denovo Donor Specific Antibodies.
    Parajuli S, Aziz F, Blazel J, Muth BL, Garg N, Mohamed M, Rice J, Mezrich JD, Hidalgo LG, Mandelbrot D
    Transplantation 2020 Jul 22;
    [PubMed ID: 32732618]

  • Microsteatosis in Livers From Donation After Circulatory Death Donors Is Associated With Inferior Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation.
    Bath NM, Leverson G, Al-Adra DP, D'Alessandro AM, Mezrich JD, Foley DP
    Liver Transpl 2020 09; 26(9): 1127-1137
    [PubMed ID: 32453905]

  • Third-party vessel allografts in kidney and pancreas transplantation: Utilization, de novo DSAs, and outcomes.
    Garg N, Hidalgo LG, Ellis TM, Redfield RR, Parajuli S, Mezrich JD, Kaufman DB, Astor BC, Djamali A, Mandelbrot DA
    Am J Transplant 2020 12; 20(12): 3443-3450
    [PubMed ID: 32402138]

All Publications on PubMed