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:
- Past and present members plus collaborators published in Clinical Transplantation for work illuminating the experience of being turned down for LKD
- Reese Research Group and others receive press for paper in JASN on racial disparities in kidney disease outcomes for veterans
- Drs. Reese and Goldberg pen editorial in Annals on HCV treatment in dialysis population
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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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