Penn Transplant Institute

Transplant Faculty

Deirdre L Sawinski, MD

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Renal Transplantation Consultative Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA
New York University, 1999.
MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Laboratory Technician, Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, 1995-1997.
Intern, Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2003-2004.
Resident, Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2004-2006.
Fellow, Nephrology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2006-2009.
Research Fellow, Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2007-2010.
Renal Transplant Fellow, Nephrology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2009-2010.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2006.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2008.
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Selected Publications

Sawinski Deirdre, Goldberg David, Blumberg Emily, Abt Peter L, Bloom Roy D, Forde Kimberly: Beyond the NIH Multicenter HIV Transplant Trial Experience: Outcomes of HIV+ liver transplant recipients compared to HCV+ or HIV+/HCV+ co-infected recipients in the United States. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Jun 2015.

Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese P P, Lee D H, Clauss H, Hasz R D, Thomasson A, Goldberg D S, Abt P L, Forde K A, Bloom R D, Doll S L, Brady K A, Blumberg E A: An Assessment of HIV-Infected Patients Dying in Care for Deceased Organ Donation in a United States Urban Center. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons May 2015.

Stevens D R, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Bloom R D, Trofe-Clark J: Response to: Lower-dose valganciclovir for prevention of cytomegalovirus after solid organ transplant: an important tradeoff. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society Apr 2015.

Stevens D R, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Galanakis N, Bloom R D, Trofe-Clark J: Increased risk of breakthrough infection among cytomegalovirus donor-positive/recipient-negative kidney transplant recipients receiving lower-dose valganciclovir prophylaxis. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 17(2): 163-73, Apr 2015.

Sawinski Deirdre, Forde Kimberly A, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Patel Priyanka, Olivera Beatriz, Goral Simin, Bloom Roy D: Persistent BK Viremia Does Not Increase Intermediate-Term Graft Loss but Is Associated with De Novo Donor-Specific Antibodies. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 26(4): 966-75, Apr 2015.

Kallem Radhakrishna R, Meyers Kevin E C, Cucchiara Andrew J, Sawinski Deirdre L, Townsend Raymond R: Blood pressure variability of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors. Blood pressure monitoring 19(2): 98-102, Apr 2014.

Kallem Radhakrishna R, Meyers Kevin E C, Sawinski Deirdre L, Townsend Raymond R: A comparison of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors worn at the same time. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 15(5): 321-5, May 2013.

Trofe-Clark J, Sparkes T, Gentile C, Van Deerlin V, Sawinski D, Bloom R D: BK virus genotype variance and discordant BK viremia PCR assay results. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 13(4): 1112-3, Apr 2013.

Ruebner R, Goldberg D, Abt P L, Bahirwani R, Levine M, Sawinski D, Bloom R D, Reese P P: Risk of end-stage renal disease among liver transplant recipients with pretransplant renal dysfunction. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 12(11): 2958-65, Nov 2012.

Nair V*, Sawinski D*, Akalin E et al.: Effect of high dose intravenous immunoglobulin on Anti-HLA antibodies in sensitized kidney transplant candidates. Clinical Transplantation 26: E261-68, May-June 2012.

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