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Deirdre L Sawinski, MD

Deirdre L Sawinski, MD

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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

Stevens DR, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Galanakis N, Bloom RD, and Trofe-Clark J.: Increased Risk of Breakthrough Infection among Cytomegalovirus Donor Positive/Recipient Negative Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving Lower-dose Valganciclovir Prophylaxis Transplant Infectious Diseases April 2015.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Eddinger K et al.: Superior Outcomes in HIV-positive kidney transplant patients compared to HCV-infected or HIV/HCV co-infected recipients. Kidney International 2015.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Trofe-Clark J, et al.: BK Viremia Persisting After Immunosuppression Reduction Does Not Increase Intermediate-Term Graft Loss But is Associated with De Novo Donor Specific Antibodies. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 26(4), 2014.

Kallem RR, Meyers KE, Sawinski D, Townsend RR : A Comparison of Two Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors Worn at the Same Time. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15(5): 321-325, May 2013.

T. Sparkes, J.Trofe-Clark, V. Van Deerlin, D. Sawinski, R.D. Bloom : BK Virus Genotype Variance and Discordant BK Viremia PCR Assay Results. American Journal of Transplantation 13: 1112-1113, April 2013.

Kallem RR, Meyers KE, Cucchiara AJ, Sawinski D, Townsend RR.: Blood Pressure Variability of two Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors. Blood Pressure Monitoring 2013.

Goldberg D, Ruebner R, Bahirwani R, Abt P, Levine M, Sawinski D, Bloom RD and Reese, P: Risk of end-stage renal disease among liver transplant recipients with pre-transplant renal dysfunction. American Journal of Transplantation 12: 2958-65, November 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.

Sawinski D, Uribarri J, Peace D, Yao T, Wauhop P, Trzcinka P, Ostrow K, Poggio E, Heeger P: 25-OH Vitamin D deficiency and cellular alloimmunity as measured by panel of reactive T cell testing in dialysis patients. American Journal of Transplantation 10: 2287-95, 2010.

Sawinski D, Wyatt CM, Casagrande L: Factors associated with failures to list HIV positive kidney transplant candidates. American Journal of Transplantation 9(6): 1467-71, 2009.

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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