Peter P. Reese, MD, MSCE

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Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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
Education:
B.A. (Anthropology)
Princeton University, 1993.
(Post-Baccalaureate Year)
University of Washington, 1994.
M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
M.S.C.E.
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Peter Reese, MD, MSCE is a transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist. He cares for patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

His research focuses on: a) developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation, b) improving the process of selecting and caring for live kidney donors, c) determining outcomes of health policies on vulnerable populations with renal disease, including the elderly, and d) testing strategies to improve important health behaviors such as medication adherence. He directs Penn’s Center for Quality, Analytics and Research in Transplantation (PQART). He also chairs the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the United States. In recognition of his contributions to transplant research, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in July 2012. The PECASE "recognizes and supports scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge."

In the transplant field, Dr. Reese has written specifically about the ethical implications of accepting live kidney donors with risk factors for kidney disease, live donor outcomes, the effects of organ allocation policy on vulnerable subgroups including children and the elderly, and better strategies to promote the careful use of higher-risk organs (e.g., “medically complex donors”).

Dr. Reese’s mission encompasses energetic support of talented and motivated young researchers at all stages of training. This Lab’s success reflects their creativity and efforts.

Dr. Reese's research support has included funds generously provided by:

· The National Institutes of Health

· 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

· The American Society of Transplantation to study outcomes among older live kidney donors

· A Greenwall Faculty Scholars Grant to examine the ethical implications of novel methods to increase organ donor registration

· CVS-Caremark, Merck, and Humana to test innovative strategies for improving medication adherence

Additional information about Dr. Reese’s current research can be found here: http://www.med.upenn.edu/reeselab/


Description of Content-based Expertise

Renal Epidemiology, Organ Transplantation, Ethics”

Selected Publications

Aufhauser DD Jr, Peng AW, Murken DR, Concors SJ, Abt PL, Sawinski D, Bloom RD, Reese PP, Levine MH: Impact of Prolonged Dialysis Prior to Renal Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation April 2018 (Epub ahead of print).

Harhay MN, Jia Y, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Besharatian B, Gumber R, Weng FL, Hall IE, Doshi M, Schroppel B, Parikh CR, Reese PP: The association of discharge decisions after deceased donor kidney transplantation with the risk of early readmission: Results from the deceased donor study. Clinical Transplantation 32(4): e13215, April 2018.

McCauley M, Mussell, MA; Goldberg DS, Sawinski D; Molina RN; Tomlin R; Doshi SD; Abt P; Bloom RD; Blumberg E; Kulkarni S; Esnaola G; Shults J; Thiessen C; Reese PP: Race, risk, and willingness of end-stage renal disease patients without hepatitis C (HCV) to accept an HCV-infected kidney transplant. Transplantation 102(4): e163-e170, April 2018.

Gentile C, Van Deerlin VM, Goldberg DS, Reese PP, Hasz RD, Abt P, Blumberg E, Farooqi MS: Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping of Organ Donor Samples to Aid in Transplantation of HCV-positive Organs. Clinical Transplantation December 2017 (Epub ahead of print).

Serper M, Reese PP, Patzer R, Bender S, Levitsky J, Wolf MS: The Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Medication Tradeoffs in Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients: A Pilot Study. Transplant International Page: doi: 10.1111/tri.13098, November 2017 (Epub ahead of print).

Sawinski DL, Forde KA, Locke JE, Cohen JB, Weldon J, Shults J, Reese PP: The effects of race and Hepatitis C co-infection on the survival of HIV+-infected individuals on dialysis in contemporary practice. Kidney International October 2017 (Epub ahead of print).

Cohen J.B., Shults, J, Goldberg D.S., Abt P.L., Sawinski D.L., Reese P.P: Kidney allograft offers: Predictors of turndown and the impact of late organ acceptance on allograft survival. American Journal of Transplantation July 2017 (Epub ahead of print).

Choudhry RA, Reese PP, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Sawinski DL, Abt PL: A Paired Kidney Analysis of Multiorgan Transplantation: Implications for Allograft Survival. Transplantation 10(2): 268-376, February 2017

Puthumana J, Hall IE, Reese PP, Schröppel B, Weng FL, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Doshi MD, Rao V, Lee CG, Elias JA, Cantley LG, Parikh CR: YKL-40 Associates with Renal Recovery in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 28(2): 661-670, February 2017

Moledina DG, Hall IE, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Reese PP, Weng FL, Schröppel B, Doshi MD, Wilson FP, Coca SG, Parikh CR: Performance of Serum Creatinine and Kidney Injury Biomarkers for Diagnosing Histologic Acute Tubular Injury. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 70(6): 807-816, December 2017.

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Last updated: 05/24/2018
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