Peter P. Reese, MD, MSCE

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Associate 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
Education:
B.A. (Anthropology)
Princeton University, 1993.
(Post-Baccalaureate Year)
University of Washington, 1994.
M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
M.S.C.E.
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: http://www.med.upenn.edu/reeselab/


Description of Content-based Expertise

Renal Epidemiology, Organ Transplantation, Ethics”

Selected Publications

Sherman CB, Said A, Kriss M, Potluri VS, Levitsky J, Reese PP, Shea JA, Serper M: In-Person Outreach and Telemedicine in Liver and Intestinal Transplant: A Survey of National Practices, Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019, and Areas of Opportunity. Liver Transplant 26(10): 1354-1358, October 2020.

Barankay I, Reese PP, Putt ME, Russell LB, Loewenstein G, Pagnotti D, Yan J, Zhu J, McGilloway R, Brennan T, Finnerty D, Hoffer K, Chadha S, Volpp KG: Effect of Patient Financial Incentives on Statin Adherence and Lipid Control: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open 3(10): e2019429, October 2020 Notes: Co-First Author.

Harhay MN, Yang W, Sha D, Roy J, Chai B, Fischer MJ, Hamm LL, Hart PD, Hsu CY, Huan Y, Huml AM, Kallem RR, Tamura MK, Porter AC, Ricardo AC, Slaven A, Rosas SE, Townsend RR, Reese PP, Lash JP, Akkina S: Health-Related Quality of Life, Depressive Symptoms, and Kidney Transplant Access in Advanced CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Kidney Medicine 2(5): 600-609, Sept 2020.

Sonnenberg EM, Hsu JY, Reese PP, Goldberg DS, Abt PL. : Wide Variation in the Percentage of Donation After Circulatory Death Donors Across Donor Service Areas: A Potential Target for Improvement. Transplantation 104(8): 1668-1674, August 2020.

Butler CR, Taylor JS, Reese PP, O'Hare AM: Thematic analysis of the medical records of patients evaluated for kidney transplant who did not receive a kidney. BMC Nephrology 21(1): 300, July 2020.

Serper M, Barankay I, Chadha S, Shults J, Jones LS, Olthoff KM, Reese PP: A randomized, controlled, behavioral intervention to promote walking after abdominal organ transplantation: results from the LIFT study. Transplant Int 33(6): 632-643, June 2020.

MacKay EJ, Werner RM, Groeneveld PW, Desai ND, Reese PP, Gutsche JT, Augoustides JG, Neuman MD: Transesophageal Echocardiography, Acute Kidney Injury, and Length of Hospitalization Among Adults Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 34(3): 687-695, March 2020.

Gordon EJ, Knopf E, Phillips C, Mussell A, Lee J, Veatch RM, Abt P, Dunn S, Reese PP: Transplant candidates' perceptions of informed consent for accepting deceased donor organs subjected to intervention research and for participating in posttransplant research. American Journal of Transplantation 20(2): 474-492, February 2020.

Aubert O, *Reese PP, Audry B, Bouatou Y, Raynaud M, Viglietti D, Legendre C, Glotz D, Empana J-P, Jouven X, Lefaucheur C, Jacquelinet C, Alexandre Loupy: Disparities in the acceptance of deceased donor kidneys and consequences for transplant access: Nationwide analyses of practice in the US and France. JAMA Internal Medicine 179(10): 1365-1374, August 2019 Notes: Comment: Co-first author. Accompanied by editorial.

Kerr KF, Morenz ER, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Coca SG, Perry Wilson F, Reese PP, Parikh CR: Quantifying Donor Effects on Transplant Outcomes Using Kidney Pairs from Deceased Donors. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 6(14): 1781-1787, December 2019.

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