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Peter Reese, MD, MSCE is an NIH-funded transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist. His research focuses on: a) developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation, b) improving the process of selecting and caring for living 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 is also a past chair and current member of the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the US, and is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. He is Co-Principal Investigator for the THINKER study, a pilot trial of kidney transplantation of hepatitis C-infected kidneys into hepatitis C negative recipients, and for the USHER study, a pilot trial of heart transplantation using hepatitis C-infected hearts. (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02743897)
Recent Articles and News Coverage:
**THINKER news: Phila Inquirer, Fox, Philly Voice, Voice of America, STAT, ATC**
- Drs. Sawinski & Reese awarded an R-21 to study outcomes for dialysis patients with HCV
- Dr. Cohen’s recent publication in AJT shows that factors unrelated to allograft quality affect kidney acceptance or discard – work also highlighted by the ASN
- Dr. Potluri awarded ASN Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship grant
The Penn Transplant Institute offers a comprehensive kidney transplant program for patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Surgeons perform nearly 200 kidney transplants every year, making Penn's kidney transplant program the largest and most experienced kidney transplant program in the region. In May of 2013, The Penn Transplant Institute became the 14th institution in the country and the first in the region to perform 5,000 kidney transplants.
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