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Margaret Bia, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Nephrology)

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Margaret Bia, MD



Margaret Johnson Bia M.D. is now a retired Professor Emeritus of Medicine but is still involved in patient care. She functions intermittently as a medical attending seeing hospitalized kidney patients on the Peters Firm at YNHH and as a preceptor for medical students in the clinics caring for underserved patients in the New Haven community. Before retiring in 2018, she cared for patients with kidney disease, especially those receiving kidney transplants for 40 years. She has always been involved in teaching medical students, residents and renal fellows and, after stepping down as medical Director of Transplant in 2000, she created and became Director of the Clinical Skills program at the medical school until 2014. She has authored over one hundred ten original articles and book chapters.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1978)
  • Fellow
    University of Pennsylvania Hospital (1976)
  • Resident
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1975)
  • MD
    Cornell University (1972)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (1978)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1975)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Career Development AwardNational Kidney Foundation, CT Chapter2018
Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine2017
Named Teaching Award2017
Yale School of Medicine Teaching Award Francis Gilman Blake Award2014
Yale School of Medicine - Leah Lowenstein Award2014
The Dean’s Award2014
Peggy Bia MD Annual Lectureship2014
Women Leaders in Medicine National AwardAmerican Medical Student Association2011
New York Metro’s Top Doctors 2010, 2013, 2014Top Doctors2010, 2013
Top Doctor in New Haven, CTTop Doctors2010
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in America2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
George Thornton AwardAmerican College of Physicians - CT Chapter2005
Pioneer in Transplant AwardNational Kidney Foundation, CT Chapter2004
Humanism in Medicine AwardAAMC2000
Bohmfalk Teaching PrizeYale School of Medicine1990
Housestaff Teaching AwardDepartment of Medicine1988
Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum LaudeFordham University1968

Professional Service

Yale Medical School Committee for Status of Women in MedicineExecutive Committee2015 - Present

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