Joshua D Mezrich, MD


  • 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
  • Surgery Residency, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
  • Research Fellowship, Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Transplantation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

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

  • Twelve Thousand Kidney Transplants Over More Than 55 Y: A Single-center Experience.
    Parajuli S, Garonzik-Wang J, Astor BC, Aziz F, Garg N, Welch B, Odorico J, Mezrich J, Kaufman D, Foley DP, Mandelbrot D
    Transplant Direct 2024 Feb; 10(2): e1575
    [PubMed ID: 38264296]

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Envarsus Versus Immediate Release Tacrolimus in Kidney Transplant Recipients With Delayed Graft Function.
    Parajuli S, Muth B, Bloom M, Ptak L, Aufhauser D, Thiessen C, Al-Adra D, Mezrich J, Neidlinger N, Odorico J, Wang JG, Foley D, Kaufman D, Mandelbrot DA
    Transplant Proc 2023 Sep; 55(7): 1568-1574
    [PubMed ID: 37394382]

  • Microwave Ablation as Bridging to Liver Transplant for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Single-Center Retrospective Analysis.
    Couillard AB, Knott EA, Zlevor AM, Mezrich JD, Cristescu MM, Agarwal P, Ziemlewicz TJ, Longhurst C, Lubner MG, Hinshaw JL, Said A, Laeseke PF, Lucey MR, Rice JP, Foley D, Al-Adra D, Lee FT
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 2022 Sep; 33(9): 1045-1053
    [PubMed ID: 35667580]

  • Not as Rare as Initially Described: Transplant Ureter Incarceration Within Inguinal Hernia. Two Cases, Literature Review, and Management Algorithm.
    Merani S, Aufhauser DD, Maskin AT, Mezrich J, Al-Adra D
    Transplant Proc 2021 Sep; 53(7): 2285-2290
    [PubMed ID: 34446309]

  • Predicting the Safe Use of Deceased After Circulatory Death Liver Allografts in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
    Fleetwood VA, Janek K, Leverson G, Welch B, Yankol Y, Foley D, Mezrich J, D'Alessandro A, Fernandez L, Al-Adra DP
    Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Jun; 19(6): 563-569
    [PubMed ID: 33952182]

All Publications on PubMed