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 and USHER studies, a pilot trial of heart transplantation using hepatitis C-infected hearts (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02743897). He is also a Principal Investigator on an exciting new trial to reduce recurring kidney stones with increased fluid intake — PUSH — that is open to enrollment! (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03244189).
Recent Articles and News Coverage:
**THINKER news: Phila Inquirer, Fox, Philly Voice, Voice of America, STAT, ATC**
- Dr. Reese's Editorial on living kidney donor outcomes in Annals covered by several sources 1, 2, 3, 4
- Dr. Sonnenberg selected as oral presenter and travel award recipient for the 2018 Young Investigator’s Forum at the Controversies in Transplantation meeting in Breckenridge
- Drs. Sawinski & Reese awarded an R-21 to study outcomes for dialysis patients with HCV and recently published in Kidney International
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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