Dr. Woojin James Chon, MD

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Dr. Woojin James Chon, MD
Dr. Chon is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and serves as the Medical Director of the Renal Transplant Program at Saint Luke's Health System. He is an experienced transplant nephrologist and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. His research interests include ethics in transplantation, BK virus nephropathy, and vaccinations in transplant patients. He has served as Chairman for the American Society of Transplanation (AST) Trainee and Young Faculty Community of Practice.

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      EXCELLENT
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    • Answers Questions
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      31 to 45 minutes
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    Dr. Chon is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and serves as the Medical Director of the Renal Transplant Program at Saint Luke's Health System. He is an experienced transplant nephrologist and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. His research interests include ethics in transplantation, BK virus nephropathy, and vaccinations in transplant patients. He has served as Chairman for the American Society of Transplanation (AST) Trainee and Young Faculty Community of Practice.

    Dr. Chon's Care Philosophy

    I believe in helping my patients to be well-informed and be an active participant in their pre- and post-transplant care.

    Dr. Chon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Nephrology
    •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
    •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Phi Beta Kappa
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    • Media & Publications
      • Investigational methods in diagnosis of acute renal allograft rejection, 11/2007
      • On the intra-operative molecular status of renal allografts after vascular reperfusion and clinical outcomes, 2005
      • Influenza immunization practices in the renal and kidney-pancreas transplant programs in the U.S.: changing trends over the past decade, 2010
      • Acute renal allograft rejection: diagnosis, 11/2007
      • Acute renal allograft rejection: treatment, 11/2007
      • Rapamycin is an effective inhibitor of human renal cancer metastasis., 2003

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    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology

    Conditions Treated

    • Renal Transplant Rejection

    Education

    • Medical School
      New York University School of Medicine

      Graduated in 1996

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Rochester Strong Meml Hosp

      Completed in 1997

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Rochester Strong Meml Hosp

      Completed in 1999

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harvard Beth Israel Hosp

      Completed in 2003

      New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

      Completed in 2002

      University Of Chicago-Pritzker School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2012

    • Undergraduate School
      Cornell University

      Graduated in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Korean

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    Specialties

    • Nephrology

    Procedures Performed

    • Biopsy
    • Kidney Transplant