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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

  • Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Nephrology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Kidney Complications
  • Anti-Rejection Therapy
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • 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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sawinski is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Locke JE, Shelton B, Reed R, MacLennan PA, Mehta S, Sawinski D, Segev DL.: Identification of Optimal Donor-Recipient Combinations among HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients American Journal of Transplantation : 2016.

Sawinski D, Patel N, Appolo B, Bloom RD: Use of HCV+ donors does not affect HCV clearance with directly acting antiviral therapy but shortens the wait time to kidney transplantation Transplantation : 2016.

Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM and Blumberg EA: Successful Post-transplant Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation : 2016.

Shelton BA, Mehta S, Sawinski D, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Gustafson S, Segev DL, Locke JE.: Increased Mortality and Graft Loss with Kidney Retransplantation Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected Recipients American Journal of Transplantation : 2016.

Deirdre Sawinski and Jennifer Trofe-Clark: BK viremia and development of de novo DSA in renal transplant recipients Clinical Transplants : 2016.

Locke JE, Gustagson S, Mehta S, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Durand C, Snyder J, Salkowski N, Massie A, Sawinski D, Segev DL.: Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients Annals of Surgery : 2016.

Sawinski D, Trofe-Clark J, Leas B, Uhl S, Tuteja S, Kaczmarek JL, French B, Umscheid CA: Calcineurin Inhibitor Minimization, Conversion, Withdrawal, and Avoidance Strategies in Renal Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis American Journal of Transplantation : 2016.

Choudhury R, Reese PR, Goldberg D, Bloom RD, Sawinski D, Abt PL.: A Paired Kidney Analysis of Multi-Organ Transplantation: Implications For Allograft Survival. Transplantation : 2016.

Locke JE, Reed RD, Massie A, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Lewis CE, Segev DL: Obesity and end-stage renal disease risk among living kidney donors Kidney International : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion

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