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

Reed RD, Shelton BA, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Locke JE: Living Kidney Donor Phenotype and Likelihood of Post-donation Follow-up Transplantation August 2017.

Sawinski D, Shelton BA, Mehta S, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Gustafson S, Segev DL, Locke JE.: Impact of Protease Inhibitor based Anti-Retroviral Therapy on Outcomes for HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation July 2017.

Cohen J.B, Shults, J, Goldberg D.S, Abt P.L, Sawinski D, 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.

Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Levine M, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Nazarian SM, Sawinski D, Porrett P, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Farooqi M, Gentile C, Smith J, Reese PP. : Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients. N Engl J Med April 2017.

Locke JE, Mehta S, Sawinski D, Gustafson S, Shelton BA, Reed RD, MacLennan P, Bolch C, Durand C, Massie A, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Saag M, Overton T, Segev DL. : Access to Kidney Transplantation among HIV-Infected Waitlist Candidates. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol February 2017.

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.

Koyawala N, Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Wang W, Hill AS, Reiter JG, Nikam BA, Even-Shoshan O, Bloom RD, Sawinski D, Nazarian S, Trofe-Clark J, Lim MA, Schold J, Reese PP: Comparing Outcomes between Antibody Induction Therapies in Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology epub 2017.

Sawinski D; 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+ individuals on dialysis in contemporary practice. Kidney International accepted 2017.

Cohen JB, Eddinger KC, Locke JE, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski D.: Survival Benefit of Transplantation with a Deceased Diabetic Donor Kidney Compared to Remaining on the Waitlist. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology accepted 2017.

Bromberger B, Spragan D, Hashmi S, Morrison A, Thomasson A, Nazarian S, Sawinski D, Porrett P.: Pregnancy Induced Sensitization Promotes Gender Disparity in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology accepted 2017.

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