Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Reese Research Group

  • Stained kidney slide
  • Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM)
  • Glomerulus microscopy
  • Stained glomerulus microscopy


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, d) testing strategies to improve important health behaviors such as medication adherence, and e) transplant ethics. He co-founded Penn’s Center for Quality, Analytics and Research in Transplantation (PQART). He is 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 ( NCT02743897) and USHER studies (NCT02743897), pilot trials of transplantation using hepatitis C-infected organs from deceased donors into uninfected recipients. He is also a Principal Investigator on an exciting new trial to reduce recurring kidney stones with increased fluid intake — PUSH (NCT03244189).

Recent Articles and News Coverage:

THINKER Trial in the news across the globe!
Nat Geo  |  Phila Inquirer | Daily Mail  |  NY Post
CBS  |  Kaiser  |  US News  |  Healio  |  MedPage
Physicians Briefing  |  AP  |  Philly Voice  | PennToday

  • Drs. Reese and Goldberg pen editorial in Annals on HCV treatment in dialysis population
  • Dr. Potluri received the fellow of the year award at HUP! He is following in the illustrious footsteps of Drs. Cohen and Harhay. Kudos!
  • Dr. Sawinski received the Holmes Award for early career faculty engaged in clinical research for her work on transplantation in Hepatitis C patients
  • Dr. Serper awarded K grant on improving process of care measures and outcomes for patients with advanced liver disease 
  • Dr. Reese's Editorial on living kidney donor outcomes in Annals covered by several sources 123, 4