Arjang Djamali, MD, Nephrology, Madison, WI, University Hospital


Nephrology Madison, WI

Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Professor and Head, Division of Nephrology

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  • Dr. Arjang Djamali completed his baccalaureate degree at the Lycée d’Etat Carnot in Cannes, France, in 1987, majoring in mathematics and physics. He obtained his Masters Degree in Immunology in 1994 and his Medical Degree in 1996, both from the Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier. Dr. Djamali started his nephrology training in Montpellier before joining the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison Transplant Program in 1998 as a post-doctorate fellow. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, in 2001, and his nephrology fellowship at the UW, Madison in 2003. In the same year, Dr. Djamali joined the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor (tenure track). He rose through the ranks to Full Professor with tenure in 2015. Dr. Djamali has been appointed Division Head of Nephrology at UW Health since 2011, where he also practices as a transplant nephrologist. The goal of Dr. Djamali’s research program is to improve the health and well-being of patients with transplant kidney disease. In particular, his work focuses on antibody-mediated processes, renal fibrosis, and disease progression/outcomes after renal transplantation. He has examined this topic using basic, clinical, and translational studies at one of the finest transplant centers in the world. Dr. Djamali currently serves as an Associate Editor for Kidney360, the latest ASN journal, and as a member of the grants review committee for ASN. Dr. Djamali's research has been funded by Industry, Foundations, and the National Institute of Health and he has been a frequent invited speaker in the US, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Djamali has mentored outstanding trainees who have gone to become leaders in the field of transplantation across the globe.

Education & Training

  • University of Wisconsin
    University of WisconsinFellowship, Nephrology, 2001 - 2003
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2001
  • Universite de Montpellier Faculty of Medicine
    Universite de Montpellier Faculty of MedicineClass of 1998
  • Lycée CarnotBaccalaureate in Mathematics, 1984 - 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2001 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011
  • Fellow (ASNF) American Society of Nephrology

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations



  • Clinical Significance of Microvascular Inflammation in the Absence of Anti-HLA DSA in Kidney Transplantation 
    Parajuli S, Redfield RR, Garg N, Aziz F, Mohamed M, Astor BC, Zhong W, Djamali A, Mandelbrot DA.
  • Current outcomes of chronic active antibody mediated rejection - A large single center retrospective review using the updated BANFF 2013 criteria 
    Redfield RR, Ellis TM, Zhong W, Scalea JR, Zens TJ, Mandelbrot D, Muth BL, Panzer S, Samaniego M, Kaufman DB, Astor BC, Djamali A.
  • In Kidney Transplant Recipients With a Positive Virtual Crossmatch, High PRA was Associated With Lower Incidence of Viral Infections 
    Parajuli S, Muth BL, Turk JA, Astor BC, Mohammed M, Mandelbrot DA, Djamali A.

Authored Content

  • A Major Reimagining: Kidney Week 2020 and Kidney TransplantationNovember 2020

Press Mentions

  • UW Med School Risks 'Misclassifying' Kidney Disease to 'Address Systemic Racism'
    UW Med School Risks 'Misclassifying' Kidney Disease to 'Address Systemic Racism'October 27, 2020 12:11
  • Wisconsin Kidney Transplant Patients with Virus Will Be Studied in Hopes of Finding Cure
    Wisconsin Kidney Transplant Patients with Virus Will Be Studied in Hopes of Finding CureDecember 13, 2019 22:28
  • UW Launches Nation's First Cell Therapy Trial for Kidney Transplant Patients
    UW Launches Nation's First Cell Therapy Trial for Kidney Transplant PatientsAugust 09, 2019 23:23
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French, Farsi

Hospital Affiliations