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

Emily A Vail, Vicky W Tam, Elizabeth M Sonnenberg, Nikhil R Lavu, Peter P Reese, Peter L Abt, Niels D Martin, Richard D Hasz, Kim M Olthoff, Meeta P Kerlin, Jason D Christie, Mark D Neuman, Vishnu S Potluri: Characterizing proximity and transfers of deceased organ donors to donor care units in the United States. Am J Transplant S1600-6135(24): 00133-3, Feb 2024.

Marina Serper, Lauren S Jones, Thomas Clement, Rajender K Reddy, Peter P Reese: A randomized, controlled, prehabilitation intervention to maximize early recovery (PRIMER) in liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 30(1): 10-19, Jan 2024.

Daniel Yoo, Gillian Divard, Marc Raynaud, Aaron Cohen, Tom D Mone, John Thomas Rosenthal, Andrew J Bentall, Mark D Stegall, Maarten Naesens, Huanxi Zhang, Changxi Wang, Juliette Gueguen, Nassim Kamar, Antoine Bouquegneau, Ibrahim Batal, Shana M Coley, John S Gill, Federico Oppenheimer, Erika De Sousa-Amorim, Dirk R J Kuypers, Antoine Durrbach, Daniel Seron, Marion Rabant, Jean-Paul Duong Van Huyen, Patricia Campbell, Soroush Shojai, Michael Mengel, Oriol Bestard, Nikolina Basic-Jukic, Ivana Jurić, Peter Boor, Lynn D Cornell, Mariam P Alexander, P Toby Coates, Christophe Legendre, Peter P Reese, Carmen Lefaucheur, Olivier Aubert, Alexandre Loupy: A Machine Learning-Driven Virtual Biopsy System For Kidney Transplant Patients. Nat Commun 15(1): 554, Jan 2024.

Neetika Garg, Carrie Thiessen, Peter P Reese, Matthew Cooper, Ruthanne Leishman, John Friedewald, Asif A Sharfuddin, Angie G Nishio Lucar, Darshana M Dadhania, Vineeta Kumar, Amy D Waterman, Didier A Mandelbrot: Temporal trends in kidney paired donation in the United States: 2006-2021 UNOS/OPTN database analysis. Am J Transplant 24(1): 46-56, Jan 2024.

Vail EA, Schaubel DE, Potluri VS, Abt PL, Martin ND, Reese PP, Neuman MD.: Deceased Organ Donor Management and Organ Distribution From Organ Procurement Organization-Based Recovery Facilities Versus Acute-Care Hospitals. Prog Transplant. Dec 2023 Notes: 33(4):283-292. doi: 10.1177/15269248231212918. Epub 2023 Nov 9.

Reese PP, Diamond JM, Goldberg DS, Potluri V, Prenner S, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Reddy KR, Mentch H, Hasz R, Woodards A, Gentile C, Smith J, Bermudez C, Crespo MM. : The SHELTER Trial of Transplanting Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Lungs Into Uninfected Recipients. Transplant Direct. Jun 2023 Notes: 28;9(7):e1504.

Potluri V, Naqvi F, Goldberg DS, Shah M, Loupy A, Abt P, Blumberg E, Trofe-Clark J, Bloom R, Sawinski D, Chattergoon M, Segev DL, Bair-Marcantoni N, Durand CM, Reddy R, Levine M, Brown N, Mapchan S, Aubert O, Desai N, Reese PP.: Longer-Term Clinical Outcomes From the THINKER and EXPANDER Trials of Transplantation of HCV-RNA+ Donor Kidneys Into Hepatitis C Virus-Negative Recipients. Kidney Int Rep. Apr 2023 Notes: 29;8(7):1460-1463.

Lee-Riddle GS, Schmidt HJ, Reese PP, Nelson MN, Neergaard R, Barg FK, Serper M.: Transplant recipient, care partner, and clinician perceptions of medication adherence monitoring technology: A mixed methods study. Am J Transplant. Nov 2023 Notes: 2:S1600-6135(23)00832-8.

Grace S Lee-Riddle, Harald J Schmidt, Peter P Reese, Maria N Nelson, Rebecca Neergaard, Frances K Barg, Marina Serper: Transplant recipient, care partner, and clinician perceptions of medication adherence monitoring technology: A mixed methods study. Am J Transplant S1600-6135(23): 00832-8, Nov 2023.

Marina Serper, Adwait Chafale, Alex Burdzy, Minjee Kim, Sumeet K Asrani, Julia Yoshino Benavente, Richard Gershon, Peter P Reese, Douglas E Schaubel, Justin R Boike, Maria C Blanco, Michael S Wolf: Cognitive function, self-management, and outcomes among liver transplant recipients: LivCog, a multicenter, prospective study. Hepatol Commun 7(10): e0259, Oct 2023.

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