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Joseph R. Leventhal, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Transplantation Surgery

BIOGRAPHY


Joseph Leventhal, MD is a transplant surgeon on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and associate professor of Surgery and director of the Living Donor Renal Transplant Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Dr. Leventhal is board certified in surgery and is responsible for launching the Living Donor Renal Transplant Program. Since 1997, surgeons in the program have performed close to 1,000 minimally invasive living donor operations, making it one of the most active programs in the country.

Dr. Leventhal's clinical interests include kidney and pancreas transplantation, as well as vascular access for patients requiring hemodialysis. He applies novel methods to expand living donor kidney transplantation, such as cross-match and blood group-incompatible transplants. Dr. Leventhal's research activities include basic investigation into the use of regulatory T cells for prevention of transplant rejection, as well as translational research examining the mechanisms underlying the development of anti-donor antibodies. Dr. Leventhal is a member of many national and international professional transplantation and surgical societies.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    State University of New York At Brooklyn College of Medicine - 1987
  • Residency
    University of Minnesota Medical Center - 1996
  • Fellowship
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1997

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Surgery

PRIMARY LOCATION


Kovler Organ Transplantation Center

676 N. Saint Clair

Arkes 19th Fl.

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-9194
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Abdominal Organ Transplant
  • Islet Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Transplant
  • Live-Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Vascular Access

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus