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 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 (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02743897), USHER (NCT02743897), and SHELTER (NCT03724149) pilot trials of transplantation using hepatitis C-infected organs from deceased donors into uninfected recipients. He is also a Principal Investigator for an exciting new trial to reduce recurring kidney stones with increased fluid intake — PUSH (NCT03244189).
Recent Articles and News Coverage:
- USHER trial demonstrates promise in transplanting HCV-infected organs (now Hearts) — published in AJT and featured on WHYY!
- Dr. Cohen brings new statistical techniques to show the survival benefit of kidney transplantation
- Dr. Sawinski publishes the most comprehensive study of outcomes for dialysis patients who are seropositive for HCV
- Drs. Reese and Goldberg pen editorial in Annals on HCV treatment in dialysis population
THINKER Trial in the news across the globe!
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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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