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Deirdre L Sawinski, MD

Deirdre L Sawinski, MD

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Assistant 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
Education:
BA
New York University, 1999.
MD
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

Sawinski Deirdre, Goldberg David, Blumberg Emily, Abt Peter L, Bloom Roy D, Forde Kimberly: Beyond the NIH Multicenter HIV Transplant Trial Experience: Outcomes of HIV+ liver transplant recipients compared to HCV+ or HIV+/HCV+ co-infected recipients in the United States. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Jun 2015.

Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese P P, Lee D H, Clauss H, Hasz R D, Thomasson A, Goldberg D S, Abt P L, Forde K A, Bloom R D, Doll S L, Brady K A, Blumberg E A: An Assessment of HIV-Infected Patients Dying in Care for Deceased Organ Donation in a United States Urban Center. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons May 2015.

Stevens D R, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Bloom R D, Trofe-Clark J: Response to: Lower-dose valganciclovir for prevention of cytomegalovirus after solid organ transplant: an important tradeoff. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society Apr 2015.

Stevens D R, Sawinski D, Blumberg E, Galanakis N, Bloom R D, Trofe-Clark J: Increased risk of breakthrough infection among cytomegalovirus donor-positive/recipient-negative kidney transplant recipients receiving lower-dose valganciclovir prophylaxis. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society 17(2): 163-73, Apr 2015.

Sawinski Deirdre, Forde Kimberly A, Trofe-Clark Jennifer, Patel Priyanka, Olivera Beatriz, Goral Simin, Bloom Roy D: Persistent BK Viremia Does Not Increase Intermediate-Term Graft Loss but Is Associated with De Novo Donor-Specific Antibodies. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 26(4): 966-75, Apr 2015.

Kallem Radhakrishna R, Meyers Kevin E C, Cucchiara Andrew J, Sawinski Deirdre L, Townsend Raymond R: Blood pressure variability of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors. Blood pressure monitoring 19(2): 98-102, Apr 2014.

Kallem Radhakrishna R, Meyers Kevin E C, Sawinski Deirdre L, Townsend Raymond R: A comparison of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors worn at the same time. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 15(5): 321-5, May 2013.

Trofe-Clark J, Sparkes T, Gentile C, Van Deerlin V, Sawinski D, Bloom R D: BK virus genotype variance and discordant BK viremia PCR assay results. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 13(4): 1112-3, Apr 2013.

Ruebner R, Goldberg D, Abt P L, Bahirwani R, Levine M, Sawinski D, Bloom R D, Reese P P: Risk of end-stage renal disease among liver transplant recipients with pretransplant renal dysfunction. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 12(11): 2958-65, Nov 2012.

Nair V*, Sawinski D*, Akalin E et al.: Effect of high dose intravenous immunoglobulin on Anti-HLA antibodies in sensitized kidney transplant candidates. Clinical Transplantation 26: E261-68, May-June 2012.

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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