Peter P. Reese, MD, PhD

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Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Renal Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Physician, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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

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 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.

Meghan Elizabeth Sise 1, David Seth Goldberg 2, Douglas Earl Schaubel 3, Robert J Fontana 4, Jens J Kort 5, Rita R Alloway 6, Christine M Durand 7, Emily A Blumberg 8, E Steve Woodle 9, Kenneth E Sherman 10, Robert S Brown Jr 11, John J Friedewald 12, Niraj M Desai 13, Samuel T Sultan 14, Josh Levitsky 15, Meghan D Lee 16, Ian A Strohbehn 1, J Richard Landis 3, Melissa Fernando 3, Jenna L Gustafson 16, Raymond T Chung 16, Peter Philip Reese 3 17: One-Year Outcomes of the Multi-Center StudY to Transplant Hepatitis C-InfeCted kidneys (MYTHIC) Trial. Kidney Int Rep December 2021.

Dienemann T, Ziolkowski SL, Bender S, Goral S, Long J, Baker JF, Shults J, Zemel BS, Reese PP, Wilson FP, Leonard MB: Changes in Body Composition, Muscle Strength, and Fat Distribution Following Kidney Transplantation. American Journal of Kidney Disease 78(6): 816-825, December 2021.

Marc Raynaud # 1, Valentin Goutaudier # 1, Kevin Louis # 1, Solaf Al-Awadhi 1, Quentin Dubourg 2, Agathe Truchot 1, Romain Brousse 1 3, Nouredine Saleh 1, Alessia Giarraputo 1, Charlotte Debiais 1, Zeynep Demir 1 4, Anaïs Certain 1, Francine Tacafred 1, Esteban Cortes-Garcia 1, Safia Yanes 3, Jessy Dagobert 1, Sofia Naser 5, Blaise Robin 1, Élodie Bailly 1 6, Xavier Jouven 1 7, Peter P Reese 8, Alexandre Loupy 9 10: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publication dynamics and non-COVID-19 research production. BMC Med Res Methodol November 2021.

Aubert O, Yoo D, Zielinski D, Cozzi E, Cardillo M, Dürr M, Domínguez-Gil B, Coll E, Da Silva MI, Sallinen V, Lemström K, Midtvedt K, Ulloa C, Immer F, Weissenbacher A, Vallant N, Basic-Jukic N, Tanabe K, Papatheodoridis G, Menoudakou G, Torres M, Soratti C, Hansen Krogh D, Lefaucheur C, Ferreira G, Silva HT Jr, Hartell D, Forsythe J, Mumford L, Reese PP, Kerbaul F, Jacquelinet C, Vogelaar S, Papalois V, Loupy A.: COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide organ transplantation: a population-based study. Lancet Public Health 6(10): e709-e719, October 2021.

Nguyen T, Sise ME, Delgado C, Williams W, Reese P, Goldberg D.: Race, Education, and Gender Disparities in Transplantation of Kidneys from Hepatitis C Viremic Donors. Transplantation 105(8): 1850-1857, August 2021.

Thiessen C, Gannon J, Li S, Skrip L, Dobosz D, Gan G, Deng Y, Kennedy K, Gray D, Mussell A, Reese PP, Gordon EJ, Kulkarni S: Quantifying Risk Tolerance Among Potential Living Kidney Donors With the Donor-Specific Risk Questionnaire. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 78(2): 246-258, August 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.

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