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

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    • 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 Aug; 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