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Melissa B. Bleicher, MD

Melissa B. Bleicher, MD Physician

Assistant Medical Director, Penn Kidney Transplant Program, Post-Transplant Operations, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Transplant Adolescent Transition Program, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Bleicher is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Nephrology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease in Organ Transplant Patients
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Hypertension
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation

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: State University of New York at Brooklyn
Residency: Staten Island University Hospital (North Site)
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha, National Phi Beta Kappa, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bleicher is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Stevens DR, Trofe-Clark J, Blumberg E, Wilck M, Weikert B, Goral S, Bleicher M, Sawinski D, Abt P, Levine M, Porrett P, Bloom RD: Increased Risk of Breakthrough Infection Among Cytomegalovirus Donor Positive/Recipient Negative Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving Lower Dose Valganciclovir Prophylaxis Encore Poster Presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting : 2013.

Trofe-Clark J, Sawinski D, Sparkes T, Goral S, Bleicher M, Bloom RD: Single Center Experience with Long-Term Prospective BK Monitoring in Renal Transplantation Encore Poster Presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. : 2013.

Trofe-Clark J, Sawinski D, Sparkes T, Goral S, Bleicher M, Bloom RD: Single Center Experience with Long-Term Prospective BK Monitoring in Renal Transplantation Poster Presentation to the American Transplant Congress Meeting : 2013.

Wing J, Patel P, Sawinski D, Bleicher M, Goral S, Reese P, Trofe-Clark J, Bloom RD: Differing Characteristics of New-Onset Diabetes after Transplantation (NODAT)in African American Compared to Non-African American Kidney Recipients Poster Presentation at the American Transplant Congress Meeting. Awarded as a Poster of Distinction : 2013.

Stevens DR, Trofe-Clark J, Blumberg E, Wilck M, Weikert B, Goral S, Bleicher M, Sawinski D, Abt P, Levine M, Porrett P, Bloom RD: Increased Risk of Breakthrough Infection Among Cytomegalovirus Donor Positive/Recipient Negative Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving Lower Dose Valganciclovir Prophylaxis Poster Presentation at the American Transplant Congress Meeting : 2013.

Trofe-Clark J, Goral S, Sawinski D, Bleicher M, Levine M, Abt P, Ende L, Van Deerlin V, Bloom RD: Single Center Experience with Prospective BK Monitoring in Renal Transplantation Encore Poster Presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting : 2012.

Eyieten T, Trofe-Clark J, Goral S, Sawinski D, Bleicher M, Levine M, Abt P, Ende L, Van Deerlin V, Bloom R.: Single Center Experience with Prospective BK Monitoring in Renal Transplantation. Poster Presentation at the American Transplant Congress Meeting : 2012.

Bloom JH, Tsai KJ, Rashef R, Sawinski D, Bleicher M, Goral S, Trofe-Clark J, Bloom RD, Tsai DE: Differing Characteristics of Early and Late Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD)in Kidney Recipients Poster Presentation to the American Transplant Congress Meeting : 2012.

Reese PP, Bloom Rd, Feldman HI, Huverserian A, Thomasson A, Shults J, Hamano T. Goral S, Shaked A, Olthoff K, Rickels MR, Bleicher M, Leonard MB: Changes in Vitamin D binding protein and Vitamin D concentrations associated with liver transplantation Liver International 32 (2): 2012.

Hamilton KW, Abt PL, Rosenbach MA, Bleicher MB, Levine MS, Mehta J, Montgomery SP, Hasz RD, Bono BR, Tetzlaff MT, Mildiner-Early S, Introcaso CE, Blimberg EA.: Donor-derived Strongyloides stercoralis infections in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation 91 (9): 1019-24,2011.

Academic Contact Info

One Founders
3400 Spruce Street

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

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