Peter P. Reese, MD, MSCE

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
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, 1993.
(Post-Baccalaureate Year)
University of Washington, 1994.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
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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

Scales CD Jr, Desai AC, Harper JD, Lai HH, Maalouf NM, Reese PP, Tasian GE, Al-Khalidi HR, Kirkali Z, Wessells H: Urinary Stone Disease Research Network. Prevention of Urinary Stones With Hydration (PUSH): Design and Rationale of a Clinical Trial. American Journal of Kidney Disease. (eds.). 77(6): 898-906, June 2021.

Gordon EJ, Abt P, Lee J, Knopf E, Phillips C, Bermudez F, Krishnamurthi L, Karaca HS, Veatch R, Knight R, Conway PT, Dunn S, Reese PP: Determinants of kidney transplant candidates' decision to accept organ donor intervention transplants and participate in post-transplant research. Clinical Transplantation 35(6): e14316, June 2021.

Goldberg D, Mantero A, Newcomb C, Delgado C, Forde K, Kaplan D, John B, Nuchovich N, Dominguez B, Emanuel E, Reese PP: Development and Validation of a Model to Predict Long-Term Survival after Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplantation 27(6): 797-807, June 2021.

Goldberg D, Mantero A, Newcomb C, Delgado C, Forde KA, Kaplan DE, John B, Nuchovich N, Dominguez B, Emanuel E, Reese PP: Predicting survival after liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma using the LiTES-HCC score. Journal of Hepatology 74(6): 1398-1406, June 2021.

Barankay I, Reese PP, Putt ME, Russell LB, Phillips C, Pagnotti D, Chadha S, Oyekanmi KO, Yan J, Zhu J, Volpp KG, Clapp JT: Qualitative Exploration of Barriers to Statin Adherence and Lipid Control: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network 4(5): e219211, May 2021.

Hall IE, Reese PP, Mansour SG, Mohan S, Jia Y, Thiessen-Philbrook HR, Brennan DC, Doshi MD, Muthukumar T, Akalin E, Harhay MN, Schröppel B, Singh P, Weng FL, Bromberg JS, Parikh CR: Deceased-Donor Acute Kidney Injury and BK Polyomavirus in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Liver Transplantation 16(5): 765-775, May 2021.

Mansour SG, Liu C, Jia Y, Reese PP, Hall IE, El-Achkar TM, LaFavers KA, Obeid W, Rosenberg AZ, Daneshpajouhnejad P, Doshi MD, Akalin E, Bromberg JS, Harhay MN, Mohan S, Muthukumar T, Schröppel B, Singh P, El-Khoury JM, Weng FL, Thiessen-Philbrook HR, Parikh CR: Uromodulin to Osteopontin Ratio in Deceased Donor Urine is Associated with Kidney Graft Outcomes. Transplantation 105(4): 876-885, April 2021.

Bender S, Gamerman V, Reese PP, Gray DL, Li Y, Shults J: The first-order Markov conditional linear expectation approach for analysis of longitudinal data. Statistics in Medicine 40(8): 1972-1988, April 2021.

Zaidi H, Klassen AC, Fleetwood J, Lentine KL, Reese PP, Mittelman M, Bertha R,Harhay MN: Living Organ Donor Health Care Priorities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kidney International Reports 6(4): 1151-1155, April 2021.

Reese PP, Aubert O, Naesens M, Huang E, Potluri V, Kuypers D, Bouquegneau A, Divard G, Raynaud M, Bouatou Y, Vo A, Glotz D, Legendre C, Lefaucheur C, Jordan S, Empana JP, Jouven X, Loupy A: Assessment of the Utility of Kidney Histology as a Basis for Discarding Organs in the United States: A Comparison of International Transplant Practices and Outcomes. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 32(2): 397-409, February 2021.

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Last updated: 06/23/2021
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