Deirdre L Sawinski, MD

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
New York University, 1999.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2003.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Sawinski's clinical expertise is in the area of renal transplantation, with specific focus on transplant in HCV+ or HIV+ recipients. Her practice includes other solid organ transplant recipients (heart, liver, and lung) with renal disease.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Sawinski's research interests include the effects of immunomodulatory viruses such as HCV, HIV,and BK on renal transplantation and the development of renal disease in other solid organ transplant recipients.

Selected Publications

Reed RD, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Locke JE.: Geographic Differences in Population Health and Expected Organ Supply in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States Compared to Non-Gulf States. Transplantation. 104(2): 421-427, Feb 2020.

McIntosh T, Mohan S, Sawinski D, Iltis A, DuBois JM: Variation of ApoL1 Testing Practices for Living Kidney Donors. Prog Transplant epub ahead of print, Dec 2019.

Potluri Vishnu S, Goldberg David S, Mohan Sumit, Bloom Roy D, Sawinski Deirdre, Abt Peter L, Blumberg Emily A, Parikh Chirag R, Sharpe James, Reddy K Rajender, Molnar Miklos Z, Sise Meghan, Reese Peter P: National Trends in Utilization and 1-Year Outcomes with Transplantation of HCV-Viremic Kidneys. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 30(10): 1939-1951, Oct 2019.

Morales Jose, Sawinski Deirdre: New Insights into the Rational Use of HCV+ Organs Worldwide. Clinical transplantation Page: e13739, Oct 2019.

Morrison AH, Gupta M, Lloyd K, Trofe-Clark J, Ann Lim M, Limonte C, Levine MH, Sawinski D, Kamoun M, Porrett PM.: Class and Kinetics of Weakly Reactive Pretransplant Donor-specific HLA Antibodies Predict Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant Direct. 5(8): e478, July 2019.

Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, Blackburn J, Smith SC, Terry KB, Grant R, Sawinski D, Locke JE.: Center Variation and Risk Factors for Failure to Complete 6 Month Postdonation Follow-up Among Obese Living Kidney Donors. Transplantation 103(7): 1450-1456, July 2019.

Cohen JB, Potluri V, Porrett PM, Chen R, Roselli M, Shults J, Sawinski DL, Reese PP: Leveraging marginal structural modeling with Cox regression to assess the survival benefit of accepting vs declining kidney allograft offers. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 19(7): 1999-2008, Jul 2019.

Lim Mary Ann, Sawinski Deirdre, Trofe-Clark Jennifer: Safety, effectiveness and tolerability of patiromer in kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation Jun 2019.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Lo Re V, Goldberg DS, Cohen JB, Locke JE, Bloom RD, Brensinger C, Weldon J, Shults J, Reese PP: Mortality and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Among Hepatitis C Virus-Seropositive Maintenance Dialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 73(6): 815-826, Jun 2019.

Locke JE, Reed RD, Massie AB, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Kumar V, Snyder JJ, Carter AJ, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, Lewis CE, Segev DL: Obesity and long-term mortality risk among living kidney donors. Surgery May 2019.

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Last updated: 03/10/2020
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