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 also chairs 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 study, a pilot trial of kidney transplantation of hepatitis C positive kidneys into hepatitis C negative recipients (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02743897).
Recent Articles and News Coverage:
**THINKER Trial news: Phila Inquirer, Fox, Philly Voice, Voice of America, STAT**
- Recent med school matriculate Neel Koyawala in JASN for Induction Therapy Outcomes paper
- Reese Lab published in AJKD for RCT on improving IS adherence using automated reminders
- Dr. Cohen awarded K23 from NIH - Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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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