Margaret Johnson Bia, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Senior Transplant nephrologist

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine Clerkship | Nephrology: Renal Transplant Care

Medical Education Staff

Office of Student Research

Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Transplantation Center, Yale-New Haven

Yale Medical Group


Dr Bia has been practicing nephrology with an emphasis on kidney transplant for over 30 years. having received her medical degree at Cornell Medical School, she went to University of Pennsylvania for residency and first year of nephrology fellowship ant to Yale for research in renal fellowship after which she joined the faculty. Previous leadership positions include Director of Transplant Medicine (until 1998) and Director Clinical Skills Program at the medical school (1998 - 2014). She now spends her time seeing kidney transplant patientsafter transplant and kidney donors at Yale New Haven Transplant clinic at Yale and at at St Francis Hospital in Hartford.

Education & Training

MD Cornell University (1972)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Resident University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 – 2014 - 2015 (2015)

  • Yale School of Medicine Teaching Award Francis Gilman Blake Award (2014)

  • Yale School of Medicine - Leah Lowenstein Award (2014)

  • The Dean’s Award (2014)

  • Peggy Bia MD Annual Lectureship (2014)

Professional Service

  • Executive Committee Yalem medical School Committee for Status of Women in Medicine (2015)

  • A committee of the American Society of Transplant Living Donor Community of Practice (2013)

  • Appointment and Promotions committee Department Internal Medicine (2011)

  • Committee of the American Society of Transplant Women's Health Community of Practice (2010)

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Contact Info

Margaret Johnson Bia, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Transplant & ImmunologySaint Francis Care
1000 Asylum Avenue, Ste Suite 3201F

Hartford, CT 06105
Yale Transplant & ImmunologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th floor

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
PO Box 208029
New Haven, CT 06520-8029