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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
  • 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
  • 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 American Society of Nephrology, National American Society of Transplantation, National International Society of Nephrology, International National Kidney Foundation, 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 Int 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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