Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Institute for Immunology

Deirdre L Sawinski

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
New York University, 1999.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2003.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Sawinski's clinical expertise is in the area of renal transplantation, with specific focus on transplant in HCV+ or HIV+ recipients. Her practice includes other solid organ transplant recipients (heart, liver, and lung) with renal disease.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Sawinski's research interests include the effects of immunomodulatory viruses such as HCV, HIV,and BK on renal transplantation and the development of renal disease in other solid organ transplant recipients.

Selected Publications

Reese PP, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Bloom RD, Potluri VS, Levine M, Porrett P, Sawinski D, Nazarian SM, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Gentile C, Smith J, Niknam BA, Bleicher M, Reddy KR, Goldberg DS.: Twelve-Month Outcomes After Transplant of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Into Uninfected Recipients: A Single-Group Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine August 2018.

Shelton Brittany A, Sawinski Deirdre, Linas Benjamin P, Reese Peter P, Mustian Margaux, Hungerpiller Mitch, Reed Rhiannon D, MacLennan Paul A, Locke Jayme E: Population level outcomes and cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis C treatment pre versus post kidney transplant. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Jul 2018.

McCauley Maureen, Mussell Adam, Goldberg David, Sawinski Deirdre, Molina Rodolfo N, Tomlin Ricarda, Doshi Sahil D, Abt Peter, Bloom Roy, Blumberg Emily, Kulkarni Sanjay, Esnaola Gabriela, Shults Justine, Thiessen Carrie, Reese Peter P: Race, Risk, and Willingness of End-stage Renal Disease Patients Without Hepatitis C (HCV) to Accept an HCV-infected Kidney Transplant. Transplantation 102(4): 163-170, Apr 2018.

Varga Alexandra N, Johnson David, Sawinski Deirdre L, Lim Mary Ann, Bloom Roy D, Abt Peter L, Goral Simin, Bleicher Melissa, Levine Matthew H, Naji Ali, Nazarian Susanna, Porrett Paige, Trofe-Clark Jennifer: Safety and Feasibility of Outpatient Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction Therapy Administration in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Pharmacotherapy Apr 2018.

Aufhauser David D, Peng Allison W, Murken Douglas R, Concors Seth J, Abt Peter L, Sawinski Deirdre, Bloom Roy D, Reese Peter P, Levine Matthew H: Impact of Prolonged Dialysis Prior to Renal Transplantation. Clinical transplantation Page: e13260, Apr 2018.

Sawinski Deirdre, Forde Kimberly A, Locke Jayme E, Cohen Jordana B, Weldon Joe, Shults Justine, Reese Peter P: Race but not Hepatitis C co-infection affects survival of HIVindividuals on dialysis in contemporary practice. Kidney international 93(3): 706-715, Mar 2018.

Sawinski Deirdre, Lim Mary Ann, Cohen Jordana B, Locke Jayme E, Weiss Brendan, Hogan Jonathan J, Dember Laura M: Patient and Kidney Allograft Survival in Recipients With End-Stage Renal Disease From Amyloidosis. Transplantation 102(2): 300-309, Feb 2018.

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 : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 18(2): 391-401, Feb 2018.

Shelton Brittany A, Sawinski Deirdre, Ray Christopher, Reed Rhiannon D, MacLennan Paul A, Blackburn Justin, Young Carlton J, Gray Stephen, Yanik Megan, Massie Allan, Segev Dorry L, Locke Jayme E: Decreasing deceased donor transplant rates among children (≤6 years) under the new kidney allocation system. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Jan 2018.

Reed RD, Shelton BA, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Locke JE: Living Kidney Donor Phenotype and Likelihood of Postdonation Follow-up. Transplantation 102(1): 135-139, Jan 2018.

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