Peter P. Reese, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine
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Contact information
917 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-8070
Fax: 215-615-0349
Lab: Cell Phone 215-900-3782
B.A. (Anthropology)
Princeton University, 1993.
(Post-Baccalaureate Year)
University of Washington, 1994.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Reese's primary research focus is the development of effective strategies to increase access to kidney and liver transplantation. His research is motivated by the widening gap between the number of patients wait-listed for transplants and the limited number of organs available. He uses tools from epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research and medical ethics to describe disparities in transplantation and methods to overcome them. Through policy development work with the United Network for Organ Sharing, he also helps to translate clinical research into effective national policy.

Dr. Reese has written specifically about barriers to live donor transplantation, the use of kidneys from deceased donors at increased risk of HIV and other blood-borne viral infection, and the implications of organ allocation for the elderly. His work was among the first to examine the practice and ethical implications of accepting live kidney donors with risk factors for kidney disease.

In the last five years, Dr. Reeseā€™s research efforts have been supported by: 1) NIH grants to study variation in live donor kidney transplantation across transplant centers, and the impact of functional status on kidney transplant outcomes, 2) a T. Franklin Williams Award in geriatric research (co-sponsored by the Association of Specialty Professors and the American Society of Nephrology) to examine the effects of emerging organ allocation proposals on older kidney transplant candidates, and 3) funding from the American Society of Transplantation to study outcomes among older live kidney donors.

Selected Publications

Goldberg DS, Reese PP, Amaral S, Abt PL: Reframing the impact of combined heart-liver allocation on liver transplant waitlist candidates. Liver Transplantation 2014 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Mariani LH, White MT, Shults J, Anderson CA, Feldman HI, Wolf M, Reese PP, Denburg MR, Townsend RR, Lo JC, Cappola AR, Carlow D, Gadegbeku CA, Steigerwalt S, Leonard MB.: Increasing Use of Vitamin D Supplementation in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study. Journal of Renal Nutrition 24(3): 186-93, May 2014

Reese PP, Hwang H, Potluri V, Abt P, Shults J, Amaral S: Geographic Determinants of Access to Pediatric Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 25(4): 827-35, April 2014.

Hall IE,Bhangoo RS,Reese PP, Doshi MD, Weng FL, Hong K, Lin H, Gan G, Hasz RD, Goldstein MJ, Schroppel B, Parikh CR.: Glutathione S-transferase iso-enzymes in perfusate from pumped kidneys are associated with delayed graft function. American Journal of Transplantation 14(4): 886-96, April 2014.

Allen MB, Abt P, Reese PP: What are the harms of refusing to allow living kidney donation? An expanded view of risks and benefits. American Journal of Transplantation 14(3): 531-7, March 2014.

Hall IE, Reese PP, Weng F, Schroppel B, Doshi M, Hasz R, Reitsma W, Goldstein M, Hong K, Parikh CR.: Preimplant histologic acute tubular necrosis and allograft outcomes. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 9(3): 573-82, March 2014.

Bahirwani R, Forde KA, Mu Y, Lin F, Reese P, Goldberg D, Abt P, Reddy KR, Levine M: End-stage renal disease after liver transplantation in patients with pre-transplant chronic kidney disease. Clinical Transplantation 28(2): 205-10, February 2014.

Reese PP, Veatch RM, Abt PL, Amaral S: Revisiting multi-organ transplantation in the setting of scarcity. American Journal of Transplantation 14(1): 21-6, Jan 2014.

Reese PP, Bloom RD, Shults J, Thomasson A, Mussell A, Rosas SE, Johansen KL, Abt P, Levine M, Caplan AL, Feldman HI, Karlawish J.: Functional Status and survival after kidney transplantation. Transplantation 97(2): 189-95, January 2014.

Nair M, Lin E, Pai A, Harhay MO, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Troxel AB, Bloom RD, Levine M, Abt P, Shea JA, Reese PP: Early Rehospitalization after Kidney Transplantation: Predictors and Prognosis. American Journal of Transplantation 13(12): 3164-72, December 2013

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Last updated: 09/08/2014
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