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Michael James Choi, MD

Clinical Director of Nephrology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Male
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410-550-0014

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Clinical Director of Nephrology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Expertise

Glomerulonephritis, Nephrology

Biography

Dr. Choi is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, having been the Nephrology Fellowship Program Director from 1996-2009. He did his undergraduate studies at Yale University. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did his internal medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a nephrology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the National Kidney Foundation- Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative Vice- Chair of Education. He has served on the NKF Clinical Meeting Planning Committee in 2007, 2008, and 2010. He is the Chair of the 2011 NKF Spring Clinical Meeting. He has co-chaired the American Society of Nephrology Renal Weekend in Washington DC for 3 years and is section leader/speaker for ASN Renal Weekends in Clinical Nephrology. He is the Deputy Editor for Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases. He is an Associate Editor of NephSAP and will co-author of the upcoming Chronic Kidney Disease issue. He is Co-editor of the Oxford Nephrology and Hypertension handbook. He has served as Co-chair of the Mid- Atlantic Young Investigator''s Nephrology Forum. He is an editor for CJASN and Clinical Nephrology. His clinical and research interests include glomerular disease, chronic kidney disease, medical education, and nephrolithiasis.

Languages

  • English
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD) (1987)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (Baltimore MD) (1990)

    Fellowships

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Nephrology (Philadelphia PA) (1994)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Bhavna Bhasin; Michelle M Estrella; Michael J Choi; Online CKD education for medical students, residents, and fellows: training in a new era. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2013;20(4):347-56. 2013 
    2. L Ebony Boulware; Felicia Hill-Briggs; Edward S Kraus; J Keith Melancon; Brenda Falcone; Patti L Ephraim; Bernard G Jaar; Luis Gimenez; Michael Choi; Mikiko Senga; et al. Effectiveness of educational and social worker interventions to activate patients' discussion and pursuit of preemptive living donor kidney transplantation: a randomized controlled trial. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2013;61(3):476-86. 2013 
    3. Michael J Choi; Histologic classification of FSGS: does form delineate function? Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2013;8(3):344-6. 2013 
    4. Michael S Lipkowitz; Barry I Freedman; Carl D Langefeld; Mary E Comeau; Donald W Bowden; W H Linda Kao; Brad C Astor; Erwin P Bottinger; Sudha K Iyengar; Paul E Klotman; et al. Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants associate with hypertension-attributed nephropathy and the rate of kidney function decline in African Americans. Kidney international 2013;83(1):114-20. 2013 
    5. Holly Kramer; Jeffrey S Berns; Joseph Nally; Michael J Choi; Michael V Rocco A decade after the KDOQI CKD guidelines: impact on NKF-KDOQI. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2012;60(5):694-6. 2012 
    6. Paul E Segal; Michael J Choi; Recent advances and prognosis in idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2012;19(2):114-9. 2012 
    7. Deidra C Crews; Raquel C Greer; Jeffrey J Fadrowski; Michael J Choi; David Doggett; Jodi B Segal; Kemi A Fawole; Pammie R Crawford; L Ebony Boulware; Setting an agenda for comparative effectiveness systematic reviews in CKD care. BMC nephrology 2012;13():74. 2012 
    8. Michelle M Estrella; Stephen D Sisson; Jennifer Roth; Michael J Choi; Efficacy of an internet-based tool for improving physician knowledge of chronic kidney disease: an observational study. BMC nephrology 2012;13():126. 2012 
    9. Min Yang; Chester H Fox; Joseph Vassalotti; Michael Choi; Complications of progression of CKD. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2011;18(6):400-5. 2011 
    10. Gaurav Gupta; Michael J Choi; Is it safe to use erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to treat anemia in chronic kidney disease patients with active malignancies? Seminars in dialysis 2011;24(4):379-81. 2011 
    11. Michael J Choi; The NKF spring clinicals: bet on a great educational experience. Nephrology news & issues 2011;25(3):41. 2011 
    12. T Shafi; M J Choi; L C Racusen; L A Spacek; C Berry; M Atta; D M Fine; Ritonavir-induced acute kidney injury: kidney biopsy findings and review of literature. Clinical nephrology 2011;75 Suppl 1():60-4. 2011 
    13. C John Sperati; Nada Alachkar; Ronald Rodriguez; Mark Haas; Michael J Choi; Incidental discovery of a renal cell carcinoma on native kidney biopsy. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2010;56(1):175-80. 2010 
    14. David S Goldfarb; Michael J Choi; Future directions in nephrolithiasis research. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2009;16(1):3-4. 2009 
    15. Michael J Choi; Fuad N Ziyadeh; The utility of the transtubular potassium gradient in the evaluation of hyperkalemia. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2008;19(3):424-6. 2008 
    16. Brian T Garibaldi; Scott J Cameron; Michael Choi; Pseudohyponatremia in a patient with HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Journal of general internal medicine 2008;23(2):202-5. 2008 
    17. Adam R Berliner; Mark Haas; Michael J Choi; Sarcoidosis: the nephrologist's perspective. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2006;48(5):856-70. 2006 
    18. Mohamed G Atta; Michael J Choi; J Craig Longenecker; Megan Haymart; Jean Wu; Nagapradeep Nagajothi; Lorraine C Racusen; Paul J Scheel; Frederick L Brancati; Derek M Fine; Nephrotic range proteinuria and CD4 count as noninvasive indicators of HIV-associated nephropathy. The American journal of medicine 2005;118(11):1288. 2005 
    19. Han-Yao Huang; Lawrence J Appel; Michael J Choi; Allan C Gelber; Jeanne Charleston; Edward P Norkus; Edgar R Miller; The effects of vitamin C supplementation on serum concentrations of uric acid: results of a randomized controlled trial. Arthritis and rheumatism 2005;52(6):1843-7. 2005 
    20. Jean Wu; Bernard G Jaar; William A Briggs; Michael J Choi; Edward S Kraus; Lorraine C Racusen; Mohamed G Atta; Milagros D Samaniego; High-dose mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of posttransplant glomerular disease in the allograft: a case series. Nephron. Clinical practice 2004;98(3):c61-6. 2004 
    21. Paul J Russinko; Saraub Agarwal; Michael J Choi; Patrick J Kelty; Obstructive nephropathy secondary to sulfasalazine calculi. Urology 2003;62(4):748. 2003
    22. Michael J Choi; Joseph A Eustace; Luis F Gimenez; Mohamed G Atta; Paul J Scheel; Renuka Sothinathan; William A Briggs; Mycophenolate mofetil treatment for primary glomerular diseases. Kidney international 2002;61(3):1098-114. 2002 
    23. L S King; M Choi; P C Fernandez; J P Cartron; P Agre; Defective urinary-concentrating ability due to a complete deficiency of aquaporin-1. The New England journal of medicine 2001;345(3):175-9. 2001 
    24. M Krishnan; M Choi; A case of uremia-associated pleural effusion in a peritoneal dialysis patient. Seminars in dialysis 2001;14(3):223-7. 2001 
    25. J A Eustace; E Nuermberger; M Choi; P J Scheel; R Moore; W A Briggs; Cohort study of the treatment of severe HIV-associated nephropathy with corticosteroids. Kidney international 2000;58(3):1253-60. 2000 
    26. W A Briggs; L F Gimenez; M Samaniego-Picota; M J Choi; T Nadasdy; J Eustace; P J Scheel; Relationship between lymphocyte and clinical steroid responsiveness in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Journal of clinical pharmacology 2000;40(2):115-23. 2000 
    27. J A Eustace; T Nadasdy; M Choi; Disease of the month. The Churg Strauss Syndrome. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 1999;10(9):2048-55. 1999 
    28. W A Briggs; Q Wu; O Orgul; M Choi; P J Scheel; J Burdick; Lymphocyte suppression by rolipram with other immunosuppressive drugs. Journal of clinical pharmacology 1999;39(8):794-9. 1999 
    29. W A Briggs; J Eustace; L F Gimenez; M J Choi; P J Scheel; J F Burdick; Lymphocyte suppression by glucocorticoids with cyclosporine, tacrolimus, pentoxifylline, and mycophenolic acid. Journal of clinical pharmacology 1999;39(2):125-30. 1999 
    30. W A Briggs; J Eustace; S Mathew; L F Gimenez; M Choi; P J Scheel; J Burdick; Pentoxifylline potentiates in vitro lymphocyte suppression by glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive drugs. Journal of clinical pharmacology 1998;38(6):561-6. 1998 
    31. W A Briggs; M J Choi; P J Scheel; Follow-up on mycophenolate treatment of glomerular disease. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 1998;31(5):898-9. 1998 
    32. W A Briggs; M J Choi; P J Scheel; Successful mycophenolate mofetil treatment of glomerular disease. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 1998;31(2):213-7. 1998 
    33. W A Briggs; Z H Gao; J J Xing; P J Scheel; L F Gimenez; M D Samaniego; M J Choi; J F Burdick; Suppression of dialysis patients' lymphocyte IL-2R expression by glucocorticoids and cyclosporine. Cytokine 1997;9(8):624-8. 1997 
    34. W A Briggs; Z H Gao; J J Xing; L F Gimenez; M D Samaniego; P J Scheel; M J Choi; J F Burdick; Suppression of lymphocyte interleukin-2 receptor expression by glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, or both. Journal of clinical pharmacology 1996;36(10):931-7. 1996 
    35. W A Briggs; Z H Gao; J J Xing; P J Scheel; L F Gimenez; M J Choi; J F Burdick; Differential suppression of dialysis patients' lymphocyte IFN-gamma production by glucocorticoids and cyclosporine. Cytokine 1996;8(10):804-8. 1996 
    36. W A Briggs; S Tanawattanacharoen; M J Choi; P J Scheel; T Nadasdy; L Racusen; Clinicopathologic correlates of prednisone treatment of human immunodeficiency virus-associated nephropathy. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 1996;28(4):618-21. 1996 
    37. W A Briggs; Z H Gao; L F Gimenez; P J Scheel; M J Choi; J F Burdick; Lymphocyte responsiveness to glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, or both. Journal of clinical pharmacology 1996;36(8):707-14. 1996 
    38. W A Briggs; Z H Gao; P J Scheel; J F Burdick; L F Gimenez; M J Choi; Differential glucocorticoid responsiveness of dialysis patients' lymphocytes. Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis 1996;16(4):406-11. 1996
    39. M J Choi; P C Fernandez; A Patnaik; B Coupaye-Gerard; D D'Andrea; H Szerlip; T R Kleyman; Brief report: trimethoprim-induced hyperkalemia in a patient with AIDS. The New England journal of medicine 1993;328(10):703-6. 1993
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  • Activities & Honors +

    Professional Activities

    2007, 2008, and 2010 served on the NKF Clinical Meeting Planning Committee

    Chair of the 2011 NKF Spring Clinical Meeting

    Vice-Chair of Education, National Kidney Foundation - Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative

    Co-chaired the American Society of Nephrology Renal Weekend in Washington DC for 3 years and is section leader/speaker for ASN Renal Weekends in Clinical Nephrology

    Deputy Editor for Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases

    Associate Editor of NephSAP

    Co-editor of the Oxford Nephrology and Hypertension handbook

    Co-chair of the Mid- Atlantic Young Investigator''s Nephrology Forum

    Editor for CJASN and Clinical Nephrology

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-550-0014
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-0014
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Nephrology

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