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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
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 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, Sawinski D, Shelton B, MacLennan P, Hanaway M, Kumar V, Long D, Gaston R, Kilgore M, Julian B, Lewis C, Locke J.: Population Health, Ethnicity and Rate of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation 102 (12): 2080-87,2018.

Shelton BA, Berdahl G, Sawinski D, Linas BP, Reese PP, Mustian MN, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Locke JE.: Optimal Timing of Hepatitis C Treatment among HIV/HCV Co-infected ESRD Patients: Pre vs. Post-Transplant Am J Transplant : 2018.

Sarkar M, Lai JC, Sawinski D, Zeigler TE, Cedars M, Forde KA: Sex Hormone Levels by Presence and Severity of Cirrhosis in Women With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection. J Viral Hepat : 2018.

Shelton BA, Sawinski D, Linas BP, Reese PP, Mustian M, Hungerpiller M, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Locke JE: Population level outcomes and cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis C treatment pre versus post kidney transplant. Am J Transplant 18 (10): 2483-95,2018.

Reese PP, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Bloom RD, Potluri VS, Levine M, Porrett P, Sawinski D, Nazarian SM, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Gentile C, Smith J, Niknam BA, Bleicher M, Reddy KR, Goldberg DS.: Twelve-Month Outcomes After Transplant of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Into Uninfected Recipients: A Single-Group Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 169 (5): 273-281,2018.

Shelton BA, Sawinski D, Ray C, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Blackburn J, Young CJ, Gray S, Yanik M, Massie A, Segev DL, Locke JE: Decreasing deceased donor transplant rates among children (< 6 years) under the new kidney allocation system. Am J Transplant 18 (7): 1690-98,2018.

Aufhauser DD Jr, Peng AW, Murken DR, Concors SJ, Abt PL, Sawinski D, Bloom RD, Reese PP, Levine MH: Impact of Prolonged Dialysis Prior to Renal Transplantation. Clin Transplant 32 (6): e13260,2018.

Varga AN, Johnson D, Sawinski DL, Lim MA, Bloom RD, Abt PL, Goral S, Bleicher M, Levine MH, Naji A, Nazarian S, Porrett P, Trofe-Clark J.: Safety and Feasibility of Outpatient Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction Therapy Administration in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Pharmacotherapy 38 (6): 620-627,2018.

Locke JE, Sawinski D, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Julian BA, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Kilgore M, Massie AB, Segev DL, Lewis CE: Apolipoprotein L1 and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Young Potential Living Kidney Donors. Ann Surg 267 (6): 1161-1168,2018.

McCauley M, Mussell A, Goldberg D, Sawinski D, Molina RN, Tomlin R, Doshi SD, Abt P, Bloom R, Blumberg E, Kulkarni S, Esnaola G, Shults J, Thiessen C, Reese PP: Race, Risk, and Willingness of End-stage Renal Disease Patients Without Hepatitis C (HCV) to Accept an HCV-infected Kidney Transplant. Transplantation 102 (4): e163-e170,2018.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion

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