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

Cohen Jordana B, Potluri Vishnu, Porrett Paige M, Chen Ruohui, Roselli Marielle, Shults Justine, Sawinski Deirdre L, Reese Peter P: 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.

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.

Sawinski Deirdre, Forde Kimberly A, Lo Re Vincent, Goldberg David S, Cohen Jordana B, Locke Jayme E, Bloom Roy D, Brensinger Colleen, Weldon Joe, Shults Justine, Reese Peter P: 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 Jayme E, Reed Rhiannon D, Massie Allan B, MacLennan Paul A, Sawinski Deirdre, Kumar Vineeta, Snyder Jon J, Carter Alexis J, Shelton Brittany A, Mustian Margaux N, Lewis Cora E, Segev Dorry L: Obesity and long-term mortality risk among living kidney donors. Surgery May 2019.

Shah A, Kumar V, Palmer MB, Trofe-Clark J, Laskin B, Sawinski D, Hogan JJ. : Native Kidney BK Virus Nephropathy, A Systematic Review. Transpl Infect Dis March 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 March 2019.

Cohen Jordana B, Locke Jayme E, Shelton Brittany, Reed Rhiannon D, Mustian Margaux, MacLennan Paul, Forde Kimberly A, Reese Peter P, Sawinski Deirdre: Disparity in access to kidney allograft offers among transplant candidates with human immunodeficiency virus. Clinical transplantation 33(2): e13466, Feb 2019.

Sarkar M, Lai JC, Sawinski D, Zeigler TE, Cedars M, Forde KA: Sex Hormone Levels by Presence and Severity of Cirrhosis in Women With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection. J Viral Hepat Feb 2019 Notes:

Cohen JB, Locke JE, Shelton B, Reed RD, Mustian M, MacLennan P, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski D: Disparity in Access to Kidney Allograft Offers Among Transplant Candidates with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Transpl Feb 2019 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Reed RD, Sawinski D, Shelton B, MacLennan P, Hanaway M, Kumar V, Long D, Gaston R, Kilgore M, Julian B, Lewis C, Locke J. : Population Health, Ethnicity and Rate of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation 102(12): 2080-87, Dec 2018.

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Last updated: 07/09/2019
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