Dr. W. James Chon MD Nephrologist

Dr. W. James Chon is a nephrologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 19 doctors at University of Chicago Medical Center who specialize in Nephrology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Korean.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: Acute Renal Failure, Critical Care, Hypertension, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Clinical Interests: Kidney, Transplants, Immunology, BKV nephropathy; Immunizations in transplant recipients; Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Hospital Affiliation

University of Chicago Medical Center
High performing in Nephrology

Other Languages Spoken

  • Korean

Education & Medical Training

University of Rochester
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1997–1999

University of Chicago
Fellowship, Biomedical Ethics, 2011–2012

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship, Transplant Nephrology, 2002–2003

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Fellowship, Nephrology, 2000–2002

University of Rochester
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1996–1997

New York University School of Medicine
Class of 1996

Cornell University
Other Training, Biology, 1988–1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 15 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 12 years in Nephrology

Illinois Medical License

California Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com
2013

Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
2014

Associate Faculty Scholar, Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence
2012

Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry
2011

Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry
2012

Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry
2013

Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org
2008

Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org
2009

Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org
2010

Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org
2011

Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org
2012

Patients' Choice Award, PatientsChoice.org
2013

Fellow (FASN), American Society of Nephrology

Fellow (FNKF), National Kidney Foundation

Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians

Publications & Presentations

Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of acute renal allograft rejection
Chon WJ, Brennan DC

Rapamycin is an effective inhibitor of human renal cancer metastasis.
Luan, F. L., Ding, R., Sharma, V. K., Chon, W. J., Lagman, M., Suthanthiran, M.

On the intraoperative molecular status of renal allografts after vascular reperfusion and clinical outcomes.
Avihingsanon, Y., Ma, N., Pavlakis, M., Chon, W. J., Uknis, M. E., Monaco, A. P., Ferran, C., Stillman, I., Schachter, A. D., Mottley, C., Zheng, X. X., Strom, T. B.

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