Peter P. Reese, MD, PhD

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

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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
B.A. (Anthropology)
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1993.
N/A (Post-Baccalaureate Year)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1999.
M.S.C.E. (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
PhD (Epidemiology)
L’Université de Paris, Paris, France, 2022.
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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:

Description of Content-based Expertise

Renal Epidemiology, Organ Transplantation, Ethics”

Selected Publications

Jesse D Schold 1, Anne M Huml 2, Emilio D Poggio 2, Peter P Reese 3, Sumit Mohan 4: A tool for decision-making in kidney transplant candidates with poor prognosis to receive deceased donor transplantation in the United States. Kidney Int Sept 2022.

Douglas E Schaubel 1, Amelia H Tran 1, Peter L Abt 2, Vishnu S Potluri 3, David S Goldberg 4, Peter P Reese 3: Five-Year Allograft Survival for Recipients of Kidney Transplants From Hepatitis C Virus Infected vs Uninfected Deceased Donors in the Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Era. JAMA Aug 2022.

Decision-making Among Hepatitis C Virus-negative Transplant Candidates Offered Organs from Donors with HCV Infection: Decision-making Among Hepatitis C Virus-negative Transplant Candidates Offered Organs from Donors with HCV Infection. Transplant Direct . 2022 Jul 19;8(8):e1341. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001341. eCollection 2022 Aug. Aug 2022.

Esther S Yoon 1, Scott Hur 1, Laura M Curtis 1, Aiden H Wynia 1, Pauline Zheng 1, Sumi S Nair 2, Stacy C Bailey 1, Marina Serper 3, Peter P Reese 4, Daniela P Ladner # 5 6, Michael S Wolf # 1: A Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients: An Exploratory Analysis of the Fidelity of the TAKE IT Trial. JMIR Form Res. May 2022.

Jonathan D Harper # 1, Alana C Desai # 2, Jodi A Antonelli 3, Gregory E Tasian 4, Justin B Ziemba 5, Hussein R Al-Khalidi 6, H Henry Lai 2 7, Naim M Maalouf 8, Peter P Reese 9 10, Hunter B Wessells 11, Ziya Kirkali 12, Charles D Scales Jr 13, NIDDK Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN): Quality of life impact and recovery after ureteroscopy and stent insertion: insights from daily surveys in STENTS. BMC Urol April 2022.

Liu C, Alasfar S, Reese PP, Mohan S, Doshi MD, Hall IE, Thiessen Philbrook H, Jia Y, Stewart D, Parikh CR.: Trends in the procurement and discard of kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury. Am J Transplant March 2022.

Mansour SG, Khoury N, Kodali R, Virmani S, Reese PP, Hall IE, Jia Y, Yamamoto Y, Thiessen-Philbrook HR, Obeid W, Doshi MD, Akalin E, Bromberg JS, Harhay MN, Mohan S, Muthukumar T, Singh P, Weng FL, Moledina DG, Greenberg JH, Wilson FP, Parikh CR.: Clinically adjudicated deceased donor acute kidney injury and graft outcomes. PLoS One March 2022.

Karolina Schantz 1, Elisa J Gordon 2, Unsun Lee 3, Maria Rocha 4, John Friedewald 2, Daniela P Ladner 2, Yolanda Becker 5, Richard Formica 6, Peter P Reese 7, Dixon Kaufman 8, Masoud Barah 1, Marissa Walker 1, Om Mehrotra 9, Dania Viveros 9, Sanjay Mehrotra 1: The Role of Procurement Biopsies in Kidney Acceptance Decision Making and Kidney Discard: Perceptions of Physicians, Nurse Coordinators, and OPO Staff and Directors. Transplant Direct March 2022.

David Goldberg, Alejandro Mantero, David Kaplan, Cindy Delgado, Binu John, Nadine Nuchovich, Ezekiel Emanuel, Peter P. Reese: Accurate long-term prediction of death for patients with cirrhosis. Hepatology AASLD March 2022.

Karolina Schantz 1, Elisa J Gordon 2, Unsun Lee 1, Maria Rocha 3, John Friedewald 2, Daniela P Ladner 2, Yolanda Becker 4, Richard Formica 5, Peter P Reese 6, Dixon Kaufman 7, Masoud Barah 1, Marissa Walker 1, Om Mehrotra 8, Dania Viveros 8, Sanjay Mehrotra 1: Patient and Clinician Perceptions of Informed Consent and Decision Making About Accepting KDPI > 85 Kidneys. PubMed January 2022.

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Last updated: 11/01/2022
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