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Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD

Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD Physician

Assistant Medical Director, Kidney Pancreas Transplantation Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Sawinski is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Kidney Complications
  • Anti-Rejection Therapy
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplant Medicine

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Sawinski's clinical expertise is in the area of renal transplantation, with specific focus on transplant in HCV+ or HIV+ recipients. Her practice includes other solid organ transplant recipients (heart, liver, and lung) with renal disease.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Memberships

American Society of Nephrology (ASN), National American Society of Transplantation (AST), National European Renal Association, International The Transplantation Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sawinski is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Sawinski's research interests include the effects of immunomodulatory viruses such as HCV, HIV,and BK on renal transplantation and the development of renal disease in other solid organ transplant recipients.

Selected Publications:

Reed RD, Shelton BA, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Locke JE: Living Kidney Donor Phenotype and Likelihood of Post-donation Follow-up Transplantation : 2017.

Sawinski D, Shelton BA, Mehta S, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Gustafson S, Segev DL, Locke JE.: Impact of Protease Inhibitor based Anti-Retroviral Therapy on Outcomes for HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients American Journal of Transplantation : 2017.

Cohen J.B, Shults, J, Goldberg D.S, Abt P.L, Sawinski D, Reese P.P.: Kidney allograft offers: Predictors of turndown and the impact of late organ acceptance on allograft survival American Journal of Transplantation : 2017.

Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Levine M, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Nazarian SM, Sawinski D, Porrett P, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Farooqi M, Gentile C, Smith J, Reese PP. : Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients. N Engl J Med : 2017.

Locke JE, Mehta S, Sawinski D, Gustafson S, Shelton BA, Reed RD, MacLennan P, Bolch C, Durand C, Massie A, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Saag M, Overton T, Segev DL. : Access to Kidney Transplantation among HIV-Infected Waitlist Candidates. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol : 2017.

Locke JE, Sawinski D, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Julian B, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Kilgore M, Massie AB, Segev DL, Lewis CE.: APOL1 genotyping and kidney failure risk projection for the young living kidney donor candidate. Annals of Surgery : 2017.

Koyawala N, Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Wang W, Hill AS, Reiter JG, Nikam BA, Even-Shoshan O, Bloom RD, Sawinski D, Nazarian S, Trofe-Clark J, Lim MA, Schold J, Reese PP: Comparing Outcomes between Antibody Induction Therapies in Kidney Transplantation Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : 2017.

Sawinski D; Forde KA, Locke JE; Cohen JB, Weldon J; Shults J; Reese PP: The effects of race and Hepatitis C co-infection on the survival of HIV+ individuals on dialysis in contemporary practice Kidney International : 2017.

Cohen JB, Eddinger KC, Locke JE, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski D.: Survival Benefit of Transplantation with a Deceased Diabetic Donor Kidney Compared to Remaining on the Waitlist Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : 2017.

Bromberger B, Spragan D, Hashmi S, Morrison A, Thomasson A, Nazarian S, Sawinski D, Porrett P.: Pregnancy Induced Sensitization Promotes Gender Disparity in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)