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Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD

Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD Physician

Assistant Medical Director, Kidney Pancreas Transplantation Associate 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.

About Dr. Deirdre L. Sawinski

Dr. Sawinski specializes in renal electrolyte and hypertension. She is the assistant medical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program in addition to serving as a co-investigator of the Uterus Transplant for Uterine Factor Infertility (UNTIL) Trial.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation

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


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: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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:

Cohen Jordana B, Potluri Vishnu, Porrett Paige M, Chen Ruohui, Roselli Marielle, Shults Justine, Sawinski Deirdre L, Reese Peter P: Leveraging marginal structural modeling with Cox regression to assess the survival benefit of accepting vs declining kidney allograft offers. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 19 (7): 1999-2008,2019.

Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, Blackburn J, Smith SC, Terry KB, Grant R, Sawinski D, Locke JE.: Center Variation and Risk Factors for Failure to Complete 6 Month Postdonation Follow-up Among Obese Living Kidney Donors. Transplantation 103 (7): 1450-1456,2019.

Sawinski Deirdre, Forde Kimberly A, Lo Re Vincent, Goldberg David S, Cohen Jordana B, Locke Jayme E, Bloom Roy D, Brensinger Colleen, Weldon Joe, Shults Justine, Reese Peter P: Mortality and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Among Hepatitis C Virus-Seropositive Maintenance Dialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 73 (6): 815-826,2019.

Locke Jayme E, Reed Rhiannon D, Massie Allan B, MacLennan Paul A, Sawinski Deirdre, Kumar Vineeta, Snyder Jon J, Carter Alexis J, Shelton Brittany A, Mustian Margaux N, Lewis Cora E, Segev Dorry L: Obesity and long-term mortality risk among living kidney donors. Surgery : 2019.

Shah A, Kumar V, Palmer MB, Trofe-Clark J, Laskin B, Sawinski D, Hogan JJ.: Native Kidney BK Virus Nephropathy, A Systematic Review. Transpl Infect Dis : 2019.

Hamel S, Kuo V, Sawinski D, Johnson D, Bloom RD, Bleicher M, Goral S, Lim MA, Trofe-Clark J.: Single Center, Real-World Experience with Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor for Management of Leukopenia Following Kidney Transplantation. Clinical Transplantation : 2019.

Cohen Jordana B, Locke Jayme E, Shelton Brittany, Reed Rhiannon D, Mustian Margaux, MacLennan Paul, Forde Kimberly A, Reese Peter P, Sawinski Deirdre: Disparity in access to kidney allograft offers among transplant candidates with human immunodeficiency virus. Clinical transplantation 33 (2): e13466,2019.

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 : 2019.

Cohen JB, Locke JE, Shelton B, Reed RD, Mustian M, MacLennan P, Forde KA, Reese PP, Sawinski D: Disparity in Access to Kidney Allograft Offers Among Transplant Candidates with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Transpl : 2019.

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.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion

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