Melissa Bleicher, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Medical Director, Penn Kidney Transplant Program, Post-Transplant Operations , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Transplant Adolescent Transition Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of IT and Clinical Innovation, The Hospital at University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
2 Ravdin Courtyard
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-6513
Fax: 215-349-5176
Education:
B.A.
Queens College, 1999.
M.D.
State University of New York Health Science Center, 2003.
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Selected Publications

Ramadan OI, Naji A, Levine MH, Porrett PM, Dunn TB, Weinrieb RM, Kaminski M, Trofe-Clark J, Lorincz IS, Blumberg E, Weikert BC, Bleicher M, Abt PL.: Response to letters concerning: "Kidney transplantation and donation in the transgender population: A single-institution case series". American Journal of Transplantation 20(12): 3695-96, December 2020.

Ramadan OI, Naji A, Levine MH, Porrett PM, Dunn TB, Nazarian SM, Weinrieb RM, Kaminski M, Johnson D, Trofe-Clark J, Lorincz IS, Blumberg EA, Weikert BC, Bleicher M, Abt PL.: Kidney transplantation and donation in the transgender population: A single-institution case series. American Journal of Transplantation 20(10): 2899-2904, October 2020.

Crow Lauren D, Jambusaria-Pahlajani Anokhi, Chung Christina L, Baran David A, Lowenstein Stefan E, Abdelmalek Mark, Ahmed Rehana L, Anadkat Milan J, Arcasoy Selim M, Berg Daniel, Bibee Kristin P, Billingsley Elizabeth, Black William H, Blalock Travis W, Bleicher Melissa, Brennan Daniel C, Brodland David G, Brown Mariah R, Carroll Bryan T, Carucci John A, Chang Timothy W, Chaux George, Cusack Carrie Ann, Dilling Daniel F, Doyle Alden, Emtiazjoo Amir M, Ferguson Nkanyezi H, Fosko Scott W, Fox Matthew C, Goral Simin, Gray Alice L, Griffin John R, Hachem Ramsey R, Hall Shelley A, Hanlon Allison M, Hayes Don, Hickey Gavin W, Holtz Jonathan, Hopkins R Samuel, Hu Jenny, Huang Conway C, Jiang Shang I Brian, Kapnadak Siddhartha G, Kraus Edward S, Lease Erika D, Leca Nicolae, Lee James C, Leitenberger Justin J, Lim Mary Ann, Longo Maria I, Malik Shahid M, Mallea Jorge M, Menter Alan, Myers Sarah A, Neuburg Marcy, Nijhawan Rajiv I, Norman Douglas J, Otley Clark C, Paek So Yeon, Parulekar Amit D, Patel Manisha J, Patel Vishal Anil, Patton Timothy J, Pugliano-Mauro Melissa, Ranganna Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin K, Redenius Rachel, Roll Garrett R, Samie Faramarz H, Shin Thuzar, Singer Jonathan P, Singh Pooja, Soon Seaver L, Soriano Teresa, Squires Ronald, Stasko Thomas, Stein Jennifer A, Taler Sandra J, Terrault Norah A, Thomas Christie P, Tokman Sofya, Tomic Rade, Twigg Amanda R, Wigger Mark A, Zeitouni Nathalie C, Arron Sarah T: Initial Skin Cancer Screening for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States: Delphi Method Development of Expert Consensus Guidelines. Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation 32(12): 1268-1276, Dec 2019.

Hamel S, Kuo V, Sawinski D, Johnson D, Bloom RD, Bleicher M, Goral S, Lim MA, Trofe-Clark J.: Single Center, Real-World Experience with Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor for Management of Leukopenia Following Kidney Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation 33(6): e13541, Jun 2019.

Reese P, Abt P,Blumberg E,Van Deerlin V, Bloom R, Potluri V, Levine M, Porrett P, Sawinski D, Nazarian S, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Gentile, C, Smith J, Niknam B, Bleicher M, Reddy R, Goldberg D: Twelve month outcomes after transplantation of hepatitis-C infected kidneys into 3 uninfected recipients: A single-arm trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 169(5): 273-281, Sep 4 2018.

Gumber Ramnika, Cohen Jordana B, Palmer Matthew B, Kobrin Sidney M, Vogl Dan T, Wasserstein Alan G, Nasta Sunita D, Bleicher Melissa B, Bloom Roy D, Dember Laura, Cohen Adam, Weiss Brendan M, Hogan Jonathan J: A clone-directed approach may improve diagnosis and treatment of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits. Kidney international 94(1): 199-205, Jul 2018.

Varga Alexandra N, Johnson David, Sawinski Deirdre L, Lim Mary Ann, Bloom Roy D, Abt Peter L, Goral Simin, Bleicher Melissa, Levine Matthew H, Naji Ali, Nazarian Susanna, Porrett Paige, Trofe-Clark Jennifer: Safety and Feasibility of Outpatient Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction Therapy Administration in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Pharmacotherapy 38(6): 620-627, Jun 2018.

Sawinski D, Kaur N, Ajeti A, Trofe-Clark J, Lim M, Bleicher M, Goral S, Forde KA, Bloom RD.: Successful Treatment of Hepatitis C in Renal Transplant Recipients With Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents. American Journal of Transplantation 16(5): 1588-95, May 2016.

Bleicher M, Sawinski D, Goral S.: Nutritional Requirements of Kidney Transplant Patients. Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney, 7th Edition (Mitch & Ikizler) 2016.

Trofe-Clark J, Sawinski D, Sparkes T, Goral S, Bleicher M, Bloom RD: Single Center Experience with Long-Term Prospective BK Monitoring in Renal Transplantation. Encore Poster Presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. October 2013.

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