Peter P. Reese

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Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Renal Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation Care at Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Fellow, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Quality Analytics and Research in Transplantation (PQART), Penn Transplant Institute, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
917 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Office: 215-573-8070
Fax: 215-615-0349
Lab: Cell Phone 215-900-3782
Education:
B.A. (Anthropology)
Princeton University, 1993.
(Post-Baccalaureate Year)
University of Washington, 1994.
M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
M.S.C.E.
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Peter Reese, MD, MSCE is a transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist. He cares for patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

His research focuses on: a) developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation, b) improving the process of selecting and caring for live kidney donors, c) determining outcomes of health policies on vulnerable populations with renal disease, including the elderly, and d) testing strategies to improve important health behaviors such as medication adherence. He directs Penn’s Center for Quality, Analytics and Research in Transplantation (PQART). He also chairs the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the United States. In recognition of his contributions to transplant research, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in July 2012. The PECASE "recognizes and supports scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge."

In the transplant field, Dr. Reese has written specifically about the ethical implications of accepting live kidney donors with risk factors for kidney disease, live donor outcomes, the effects of organ allocation policy on vulnerable subgroups including children and the elderly, and better strategies to promote the careful use of higher-risk organs (e.g., “medically complex donors”).

Dr. Reese’s mission encompasses energetic support of talented and motivated young researchers at all stages of training. This Lab’s success reflects their creativity and efforts.

Dr. Reese's research support has included funds generously provided by:

· The National Institutes of Health

· A T. Franklin Williams Award in geriatric research (co-sponsored by the Association of Specialty Professors and the American Society of Nephrology) to examine the effects of emerging organ allocation proposals on older kidney transplant candidates

· The American Society of Transplantation to study outcomes among older live kidney donors

· A Greenwall Faculty Scholars Grant to examine the ethical implications of novel methods to increase organ donor registration

· CVS-Caremark, Merck, and Humana to test innovative strategies for improving medication adherence

Additional information about Dr. Reese’s current research can be found here: http://www.med.upenn.edu/reeselab/


Description of Content-based Expertise

Renal Epidemiology, Organ Transplantation, Ethics”

Description of Itmat Expertise

I am a transplant epidemiologist focused on expanding access to solid organ transplantation, and minimizing comorbidities among transplant recipients.

Selected Publications

Choudhry RA, Reese PP, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Sawinski DL, Abt PL: A Paired Kidney Analysis of Multiorgan Transplantation: Implications for Allograft Survival. Transplantation March 15 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Aufhauser DD, Wang Z, Murken DR, Bhatti TR, Wang Y, Ge G, Redfield RR, Abt PL, Wang L, Svoronos N, Thomasson A, Reese PP, Hancock WW, Levine MH: Improved Renal Ischemia Tolerance in Females Influences Kidney Transplantation Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Investigation. Journal of Clinical Investigation 126(5): 1968-77, May 2016.

Parikh CR, Hall IE, Bhangoo RS, Ficek J, Abt PL, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Lin H, Bimali M, Murray PT, Rao V, Schroppel B, Doshi MD, Weng FL, Reese PP: Associations of perfusate biomarkers and pump parameters with delayed graft function and deceased-donor kidney allograft function. American Journal of Transplantation 16(5): 1526-39, May 2016.

Lo Re V, Gowda C, Urick PN, Halladay JT, Binkley A, Carbonari DM, Battista K, Peleckis C, Gilmore J, Roy JA, Doshi JA, Reese PP, Reddy KR, Kostman JR: Disparities in Absolute Denial of Modern Hepatitis C Therapy by Type of Insurance. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Apr 5 2016.

Reese PP, Kessler JB, Doshi JA,Friedman J, Mussell AS, Carney C, Zhu J, Wang W, Troxel A,Young P, Lawnicki V, Rajpathak S, Volpp K: Two Randomized Controlled Pilot Trials of Social Forces to Improve Statin Adherence among Patients with Diabetes. Journal of General Internal Medicine 31(4): 402-10, Apr 2016.

Cohen JB, Bloom RD, Reese PP, Porrett PM, Forde KA, Sawinski DL: National outcomes of kidney transplantation from deceased diabetic donors. Kidney International 89(3): 636-47, Mar 2016.

Allen MB, Reese PP: Transforming Living Kidney Donation with a Comprehensive Strategy. PLOS Medicine 132(2): e1001948, February 2016.

Potluri VS, Parikh CR, Hall IE, Ficek J, Doshi MD, Butrymowicz I, Weng FL, Schröppel B, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Reese PP: Validating Early Post-Transplant Outcomes Reported for Recipients of Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants. Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology 11(2): 324-31, February 2016.

Polturi VS, Dember LM, Reese PP: Honoring Patient Preferences in Initiation of Dialysis: Problems, Proposals, and a Path Forward. JAMA Internal Medicine 176(2): 236-7, February 2016.

Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese PP, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz RD, Thomasson A, Goldberg D, Abt PL, Forde KA, Bloom RD, Doll S, Brady KA, Blumberg E: An Assessment of HIV-Infected Patients Dying in Care for Deceased Organ Donation in a United States Urban Center. American Journal of Transplantation 15(8): 2105-16, August 2015

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Last updated: 05/26/2016
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