Peter Reese, MD, MSCE is an NIH-funded transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist. His research focuses on: a) developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation, b) improving the process of selecting and caring for living 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 co-founded Penn’s Center for Quality, Analytics and Research in Transplantation (PQART). He is a past chair and current member of the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the US, and is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. He is Co-Principal Investigator for the THINKER (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02743897) and USHER studies (NCT02743897), pilot trials of transplantation using hepatitis C-infected organs from deceased donors into uninfected recipients. He is also a Principal Investigator on an exciting new trial to reduce recurring kidney stones with increased fluid intake — PUSH (NCT03244189)!
Recent Articles and News Coverage:
- Dr. Potluri received the fellow of the year award at HUP! He is following in the illustrious footsteps of Drs. Cohen and Harhay. Kudos!
- Dr. Sawinski received the Holmes Award for early career faculty engaged in clinical research for her work on transplantation in Hepatitis C patients
- Dr. Serper awarded K grant on improving process of care measures and outcomes for patients with advanced liver disease
- Dr. Reese's Editorial on living kidney donor outcomes in Annals covered by several sources 1, 2, 3, 4
The Penn Transplant Institute offers a comprehensive kidney transplant program for patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Surgeons perform nearly 200 kidney transplants every year, making Penn's kidney transplant program the largest and most experienced kidney transplant program in the region. In May of 2013, The Penn Transplant Institute became the 14th institution in the country and the first in the region to perform 5,000 kidney transplants.
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