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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Micah R. Chan, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Chan is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic Interventional Nephrology. His clinical focus is the prevention, evaluation and treatment of chronic kidney disease, with special interest in referral patterns. Dr. Chan is currently involved in a broad range of clinical research in interventional nephrology. With his colleagues, he plans to improve vascular access for hemodialysis patients with novel methods of treatment and prevention.



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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Nephrology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

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PubMed Articles
Joachim E Gardezi AI Chan MR Shin JI Astor BC Waheed S Association of Pre-Transplant Dialysis Modality and Post-Transplant Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis. Perit Dial Int . 2017 May-Jun;37(3):259-265
[PubMed ID: 28007762]
Yevzlin AS Chan MR Asif A Hand Ischemia in a Patient With an Arteriovenous Fistula. Am J Kidney Dis . 2016 Mar;67(3):512-5
[PubMed ID: 26612279]
Gardezi AI Schlageter KW Foster DM Astor BC Chan MR Waheed S Erosion of the Silicone Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter with the Use of Gentamicin Cream at the Exit Site. Adv Perit Dial . 2016;32:15-18
[PubMed ID: 28988584]
Boujelbane L Fu N Chapla K Melnick D Redfield RR Waheed S Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR Percutaneous versus surgical insertion of PD catheters in dialysis patients: a meta-analysis. J Vasc Access . 2015 Nov-Dec;16(6):498-505
[PubMed ID: 26165817]
Rosenberg JE Yevzlin AS Chan MR Valliant AM Astor BC Prediction of Arteriovenous Fistula Dysfunction: Can it be Taught? Semin Dial . 2015 Sep-Oct;28(5):544-7
[PubMed ID: 25800820]
Tumlin JA Galphin CM Tolwani AJ Chan MR Vijayan A Finkel K Szamosfalvi B Dev D DaSilva JR Astor BC Yevzlin AS Humes HD SCD Investigator Group. A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Pivotal Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of a Selective Cytopheretic Device in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury. PLoS One . 2015;10(8):e0132482
[PubMed ID: 26244978]
Fu N Joachim E Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR A Meta-analysis of Stent Placement vs. Angioplasty for Dialysis Vascular Access Stenosis. Semin Dial . 2015 May-Jun;28(3):311-7
[PubMed ID: 25303220]
Chapla K Oza-Gajera BP Yevzlin AS Shin JI Astor BC Chan MR Hemodialysis catheter locking solutions and the prevention of catheter dysfunction: a meta-analysis. J Vasc Access . 2015 Mar-Apr;16(2):107-12
[PubMed ID: 25262758]
Elramah M Boujelbane L Yevzlin AS Wakeen M Astor BC Chan MR Dialysis access venous stenosis: treatment with balloon angioplasty 30-second vs. 1-minute inflation times. Hemodial Int . 2015 Jan;19(1):108-14
[PubMed ID: 24888749]
Valliant AM Chaudhry MK Yevzlin AS Astor B Chan MR Tunneled dialysis catheter exchange with fibrin sheath disruption is not associated with increased rate of bacteremia. J Vasc Access . 2015 Jan-Feb;16(1):52-6
[PubMed ID: 25198820]
Singh S Elramah M Allana SS Babcock M Keevil JG Johnson MR Yevzlin AS Chan MR A case series of real-time hemodynamic assessment of high output heart failure as a complication of arteriovenous access in dialysis patients. Semin Dial . 2014 Nov-Dec;27(6):633-8
[PubMed ID: 24673654]
Chan MR Oza-Gajera B Chapla K Djamali AX Muth BL Turk J Wakeen M Yevzlin AS Astor BC Initial vascular access type in patients with a failed renal transplant. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol . 2014 Jul;9(7):1225-31
[PubMed ID: 24903392]
Chan MR Ghandour F Murali NS Washburn M Astor BC Pilot Study of the Effect of Lanthanum Carbonate (Fosrenol®) In Patients with Calciphylaxis: A Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiNHR) Study. J Nephrol Ther . 2014 May 14;4(3):1000162
[PubMed ID: 25254144]
Chan MR Shobande O Vats H Wakeen M Meyer X Bellingham J Astor BC Yevzlin AS The effect of buttonhole cannulation vs. rope-ladder technique on hemodialysis access patency. Semin Dial . 2014 Mar;27(2):210-6
[PubMed ID: 24118562]
Agarwal G Vats HS Raval AN Yevzlin AS Chan MR Gimelli G Chronic total occlusion and successful drug-eluting stent placement in Takayasu arteritis-induced renal artery stenosis. Clin Med Res . 2013 Dec;11(4):233-6
[PubMed ID: 23656802]
Agarwal G Alfonso-Jaume M Zhong W Chan MR Quiz Page July 2013: a man with acute kidney injury and cutaneous purpura. Am J Kidney Dis . 2013 Jul;62(1):xxvii-xxx
[PubMed ID: 23773848]
Chan MR Interventional nephrology: What the nephrologist needs to know about vascular access. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol . 2013 Jul;8(7):1211-2
[PubMed ID: 23824197]
Vats HS Bellingham J Pinchot JW Young HN Chan MR Yevzlin AS A comparison between blood flow outcomes of tunneled external jugular and internal jugular hemodialysis catheters. J Vasc Access . 2012 Jan-Mar;13(1):51-4
[PubMed ID: 21725948]
Chan MR Chhokar VS Young HN Becker BN Yevzlin AS Retrograde occlusive arteriography of hemodialysis access: failure to detect inflow lesions? Semin Dial . 2011 Jul-Aug;24(4):452-5
[PubMed ID: 20723156]
Young HN Chan MR Yevzlin AS Becker BN The rationale, implementation, and effect of the Medicare CKD education benefit. Am J Kidney Dis . 2011 Mar;57(3):381-6
[PubMed ID: 21239094]