Description of Research Expertise
Peter Reese, MD, MSCE is a transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist. He cares for patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
His research focuses on: a) developing effective strategies to increase access to transplantation, b) determining outcomes of health policies on patients with renal disease, and c) 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 also chairs the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the United States.
In the transplant field, Dr. Reese has written specifically about the ethical implications of accepting live kidney donors with risk factors for kidney disease, live donor outcomes, the effects of organ allocation policy on vulnerable subgroups including children and the elderly, and better strategies to promote the careful use of higher-risk organs.
Dr. Reese’s mission encompasses energetic support of talented and motivated young researchers at all stages of training.
Dr. Reese's research support has included funds generously provided by:
· The National Institutes of Health
· A T. Franklin Williams Award in geriatric research (co-sponsored by the Association of Specialty Professors and the American Society of Nephrology) to examine the effects of emerging organ allocation proposals on older kidney transplant candidates
· The American Society of Transplantation to study outcomes among older live kidney donors
· A Greenwall Faculty Scholars Grant to examine the ethical implications of novel methods to increase organ donor registration
· CVS-Caremark, Merck, and Humana to test innovative strategies for improving medication adherence
Additional information about Dr. Reese’s current research can be found here: http://www.med.upenn.edu/reeselab/