Deirdre L Sawinski

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending, Renal Transplantation Consultative Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Medical Director, Penn Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program
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 Itmat Expertise

Transplant Immunology

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

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, 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 May 2016.

Cohen J, Bloom RD, Reese PP, Porrett P, Forde K, Sawinski D: National Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation from Deceased Diabetic Donors. Kidney International October 2015 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Sawinski D, Kaur N, Ajeti A, Trofe-Clark J, Lim M, Bleicher M, Goral S, Forde KA and Bloom RD. : Successful treatment of Hepatitis C in renal transplant recipients with direct-acting antiviral agents. Accepted, American Journal of Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation epub, November 2015.

Sawinski D, Goldberg D, Blumberg E Abt P, Bloom RD, Forde K: Beyond the NIH Multicenter HIV Transplant Trial Experience: Outcomes of HIV+ liver transplant recipients compared to HCV+ or HIV+/HCV+ co-infected recipients in the United States. Clinical Infectious Diseases 61(7): 1054-62, Oct 1 2015.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Eddinger K, Troxel AB, Blumberg E, Tebas P, Abt PL, Bloom RD: Superior outcomes in HIV-positive kidney transplant patients compared with HCV-infected or HIV/HCV-coinfected recipients. Kidney International 88(2): 341-9, Aug 2015.

Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese PP, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz RD, Thomasson A, Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Forde KA, Bloom RD, Doll SL, Brady KA, Blumberg EA: 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, Aug 2015.

Stevens D R, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Galanakis N, Bloom R D, Trofe-Clark J: Increased risk of breakthrough infection among cytomegalovirus donor-positive/recipient-negative kidney transplant recipients receiving lower-dose valganciclovir prophylaxis. Transplant Infectious Disease 17(2): 163-73, Apr 2015.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Trofe-Clark J, Patel P, Olivera B, Goral S, Bloom RD: Persistent BK Viremia 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): 966-75, Apr 2015.

Kallem RR, Meyers KC, Cucchiara AJ, Sawinski DL, Townsend RR: Blood pressure variability of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors. Blood Pressure Monitoring 19(2): 98-102, Apr 2014.

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Last updated: 05/06/2016
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