Description of Research Expertise:
Peter Reese, MD, MSCE is a transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist. He cares for patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
His research focuses on: a) developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation, b) improving the process of selecting and caring for live kidney donors, c) determining outcomes of health policies on vulnerable populations with renal disease, including the elderly, and d) testing strategies to improve important health behaviors such as medication adherence. He directs Penn’s Center for Quality, Analytics and Research in Transplantation (PQART). He also chairs the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the United States. In recognition of his contributions to transplant research, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in July 2012. The PECASE "recognizes and supports scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge."
In the transplant field, Dr. Reese has written specifically about the ethical implications of accepting live kidney donors with risk factors for kidney disease, live donor outcomes, the effects of organ allocation policy on vulnerable subgroups including children and the elderly, and better strategies to promote the careful use of higher-risk organs (e.g., “medically complex donors”).
Dr. Reese’s mission encompasses energetic support of talented and motivated young researchers at all stages of training. This Lab’s success reflects their creativity and efforts.
Dr. Reese's research support has included funds generously provided by:
· The National Institutes of Health
· A T. Franklin Williams Award in geriatric research (co-sponsored by the Association of Specialty Professors and the American Society of Nephrology) to examine the effects of emerging organ allocation proposals on older kidney transplant candidates
· The American Society of Transplantation to study outcomes among older live kidney donors
· A Greenwall Faculty Scholars Grant to examine the ethical implications of novel methods to increase organ donor registration
· CVS-Caremark, Merck, and Humana to test innovative strategies for improving medication adherence
Additional information about Dr. Reese’s current research can be found here: http://www.med.upenn.edu/reeselab/
Description of Content-based Expertise
Renal Epidemiology, Organ Transplantation, Ethics”
Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Levine M, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Nazarian SM, Sawinski D, Porrett P, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Farooqi M, Gentile C, Smith J, Reese PP: Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients New England Journal of Medicine : 2017 (epub ahead of print).
Choudhry RA, Reese PP, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Sawinski DL, Abt PL: A Paired Kidney Analysis of Multiorgan Transplantation: Implications for Allograft Survival Transplantation 10 (2): 268*376,2017 .
Puthumana J, Hall IE, Reese PP, Schröppel B, Weng FL, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Doshi MD, Rao V, Lee CG, Elias JA, Cantley LG, Parikh CR: YKL-40 Associates with Renal Recovery in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 28 (2): 661-670,2017 .
Reese PP, Bloom RD, Trofe-Clark J, Mussell AS, Leidy D, Levsky S, Zhu J, Yang L, Wang W, Troxel A, Feldman HI, Volpp KG: Automated Reminders and Physician Notification to Promote Immunosuppression Adherence among Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Randomized Trial American Journal of Kidney Diseases 69 (3): 400-409,2017.
Doshi M, Reese PP, Hall IE,Schröppel B, Ficek J, Formica RN, Weng FL, Hazs RD, Thiessen Philbrook H, Parikh C: Utility of applying quality assessment tools for kidneys with KDPI ≥80 Transplantation : 2016 Epub ahead of print.
Hall IE, Reese PP, Doshi MD, Weng FL, Schroppel B, Asch WS, Ficek J, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh CR: Delayed graft function phenotypes and 12-month kidney transplant outcomes Transplantation : 2016 (Epub ahead of print).
Tong A, Budde K, Gill J, Josephson MA, Marson L, Pruett TL, Reese PP, Rosenbloom D, Rostaing L, Warrens AN, Wong G, Craig JC, Crowe S, Harris T, Hemmelgarn B, Manns B, Tugwell P, Van Biesen W, Wheeler DC, Winkelmayer WC, Evangelidis N, Sautenet B, Howell M, Chapman JR: Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology-Transplantation: A Global Initiative to Develop a Core Outcome Set for Trials in Kidney Transplantation Transplant Direct 2 (6): e79,2016 .
Ruebner RL, Moatz T, Amaral S, Reese PP, Blumberg EA, Smith JM, Danziger-Isakov L, Laskin BL: Outcomes Among Children Who Received a Kidney Transplant in the United States From a Hepatitis B Core Antibody-Positive Donor, 1995-2010 J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 5 (4): 439-445,2016.
Allen MB, Reese PP: The ethics of promoting living kidney donation using nonargumentative influence: applications, concerns, and future directions American Journal of Transplantation 16 (12): 3378-3384,2016.
Patzer RE, Serper M, Reese PP, Przytula K, Koval R; Ladner DP, Levitsky JM, Abecassis MM, Wolf MS: Medication Understanding, Non-Adherence, and Clinical Outcomes among Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients Clinical Transplantation 30 (10): 1294-1305,2016.