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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

Locke JE, Sawinski D, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Julian B, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Kilgore M, Massie AB, Segev DL, Lewis CE. : APOL1 genotyping and kidney failure risk projection for the young living kidney donor candidate. Annals of Surgery January 2017.

Eddinger KC, Cohen JB, Forde KA, Abt PL, Sawinski D.: Belatacept Compared to Tacrolimus for Kidney Transplantation: A Propensity Score Matched Cohort Study. Transplantation December 2016 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Locke JE, Reed RD, Massie A, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Lewis CE, Segev DL: Obesity and end-stage renal disease risk among living kidney donors. Kidney International December 2016 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Locke JE, Shelton B, Reed R, MacLennan PA, Mehta S, Sawinski D, Segev DL.: Identification of Optimal Donor-Recipient Combinations among HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation August 2016.

Sawinski D, Patel N, Appolo B, Bloom RD: Use of HCV+ donors does not affect HCV clearance with directly acting antiviral therapy but shortens the wait time to kidney transplantation. Transplantation August 2016.

Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM and Blumberg EA: Successful Post-transplant Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation july 2016.

Shelton BA, Mehta S, Sawinski D, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Gustafson S, Segev DL, Locke JE.: Increased Mortality and Graft Loss with Kidney Retransplantation Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation June 2016.

Deirdre Sawinski and Jennifer Trofe-Clark: BK viremia and development of de novo DSA in renal transplant recipients. Clinical Transplants June 2016 Notes: accepted.

Locke JE, Gustagson S, Mehta S, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Durand C, Snyder J, Salkowski N, Massie A, Sawinski D, Segev DL.: Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients. Annals of Surgery April 2016.

Sawinski D, Trofe-Clark J, Leas B, Uhl S, Tuteja S, Kaczmarek JL, French B, Umscheid CA: Calcineurin Inhibitor Minimization, Conversion, Withdrawal, and Avoidance Strategies in Renal Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Transplantation March 2016.

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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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