Peter P. Reese, MD, PhD

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Professor of Medicine (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)
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

Avrum Gillespie, Jonathan Daw, Riley Brown, Jamie Cappiello, Briana Eugene Lee, Edward L Fink, Heather M Gardiner, Peter P Reese, Crystal A Gadegbeku, Zoran Obradovic: Dialysis Patients' Social Networks and Living Donation Offers. Kidney Med. 2023 Apr 15;5(6):100640. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2023.100640. eCollection 2023 Jun. June 2023.

Emily A Vail, Douglas E Schaubel, Peter L Abt, Niels D Martin, Peter P Reese, Mark D Neuman: Organ Transplantation Outcomes of Deceased Organ Donors in Organ Procurement Organization-Based Recovery Facilities Versus Acute-Care Hospitals. Prog Transplant. 2023 Jun;33(2):110-120. doi: 10.1177/15269248231164176. Epub 2023 Mar 21. June 2023.

Carrie Dombeck, Charles D Scales, Kevin McKenna, Teresa Swezey, Jonathan D Harper, Jodi A Antonelli, Alana C Desai, H Henry Lai, Rebecca McCune, Michele Curatolo, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Naim M Maalouf, Peter P Reese, Hunter Wessells, Ziya Kirkali, Amy Corneli; NIDDK Urinary Stone Disease Research Network: Patients' Experiences with the Removal of a Ureteral Stent: Insights from In-Depth Interviews with Participants in the USDRN STENTS Qualitative Cohort Study. Urology. 2023 May 4;S0090-4295(23)00376-X. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2023.04.018. Online ahead of print. May 2023.

Jonathan D Harper, Alana C Desai, Naim M Maalouf, Hongqiu Yang, Jodi A Antonelli, Gregory E Tasian, H Henry Lai, Peter P Reese, Michele Curatolo, Ziya Kirkali, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Hunter Wessells, Charles D Scales Jr: Risk Factors for Increased Stent-associated Symptoms Following Ureteroscopy for Urinary Stones: Results From STENTS. J Urol. 2023 May;209(5):971-980. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000003183. Epub 2023 Jan 17. May 2023.

Amy Corneli, Carrie Dombeck, Kevin McKenna, Jonathan D Harper, Jodi A Antonelli, Alana C Desai, H Henry Lai, Gregory E Tasian, Justin Ziemba, Rebecca McCune, Brooke Piskator, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Naim M Maalouf, Peter P Reese, Hunter Wessells, Ziya Kirkali, Charles D Scales: The Patient Voice: Stent Experiences After Ureteroscopy-Insights from In-Depth Interviews with Participants in the USDRN STENTS Nested Qualitative Cohort Study. J Endourol. 2023 Jun;37(6):642-653. doi: 10.1089/end.2022.0810. Epub 2023 May 18. May 2023.

Richard X Liu, Neel Koyawala, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Mona D Doshi, Peter P Reese, Isaac E Hall, Sumit Mohan, Chirag R Parikh: Untargeted metabolomics of perfusate and their association with hypothermic machine perfusion and allograft failure. Kidney Int. 2023 Apr;103(4):762-771. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2022.11.020. Epub 2022 Dec 20. April 2023.

Myung-Ho Kim, Meghan E Sise, Min Xu, David S Goldberg, Robert J Fontana, Jens J Kort, Rita R Alloway, Christine M Durand, Robert S Brown Jr, Josh Levitsky, Jenna L Gustafson, Peter P Reese, Raymond T Chung: Early initiation of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir after transplantation of HCV-viremic kidneys into HCV-negative recipients is associated with normalization in the altered inflammatory milieu. Clin Transplant. 2023 Apr;37(4):e14926. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14926. Epub 2023 Feb 17. April 2023.

Rachel L Epstein, Tannishtha Pramanick, Dimitri Baptiste, Benjamin Buzzee, Peter P Reese, Benjamin P Linas, Deirdre Sawinski: A Microsimulation Study of the Cost-Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Virus Screening Frequencies in Hemodialysis Centers. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023 Feb 1;34(2):205-219. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2022030245. February 2023.

Yoonhee P Ha, Gillian Divard, Nandita Mitra, Mary E Putt, Nicolas Pallet, Alexandre Loupy , Dany Anglicheau, Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Christophe Legendre, Roy D Bloom , Peter P Reese : Outcomes in kidney transplant recipients treated with immediate-release tacrolimus capsules versus extended-release tacrolimus capsules: A cohort study. Clin Transplant. 2023 Jan;37(1):e14840. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14840. Epub 2022 Nov 27. January 2023.

Kristen L King, Miko Yu, S Ali Husain, Rachel E Patzer, Vanessa Sandra, Peter P Reese, Jesse D Schold, Sumit Mohan: Contribution of Estimates of Glomerular Filtration to the Extensive Disparities in Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant. Kidney Int Rep. 2022 Dec 30;8(3):442-454. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2022.12.021. eCollection 2023 Mar. December 2022.

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