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

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

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 Page: 1054-62, Jun 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 Page: 2105-16, May 2015.

Stevens DR, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Bloom RD, Trofe-Clark J: Response to: Lower-dose valganciclovir for prevention of cytomegalovirus after solid organ transplant: an important tradeoff. Transplant Infectious Disease Page: 625-6, 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.

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, 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 Page: 341-9, Mar 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.

Kallem RR, Meyers KEC, Sawinski DL, Townsend RR: A comparison of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors worn at the same time. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15(5): 321-5, May 2013.

Trofe-Clark J, Sparkes T, Gentile C, Van Deerlin V, Sawinski D, Bloom RD: BK virus genotype variance and discordant BK viremia PCR assay results. American Journal of Transplantation 13(4): 1112-3, Apr 2013.

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