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Roy D. Bloom, MD Physician

Medical Director, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bloom is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Roy D. Bloom

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anti-Rejection Therapy
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Kidney 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 Medicaid
  • 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: University of the Witwatersrand School
Residency: Johannesburg Hospital
Residency:
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Memberships

American Society of Nephrology, National American Society of Transplantation (AST), National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local International Society of Nephrology, International OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc International Relations Committee, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bloom is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Kidney transplant outcomes, Post-transplant diabetes mellitus, hepatitis C in kidney transplantation

Selected Publications:

Harhay MN, Hill AS, Wang W, Even-Shoshan O, Mussell AS, Bloom RD, Feldman HI, Karlawish JH, Silber JH, Reese PP.: Measures of Global Health Status on Dialysis Signal Early Rehospitalization Risk after Kidney Transplantation PLoS One 11 (6): e0156532,2016.

Sawinski D, Kaur N, Ajeti A, Trofe-Clark J, Lim M, Bleicher M, Goral S, Forde KA and Bloom RD.: Successful treatment of Hepatitis C in renal transplant recipients with direct-acting antiviral agents. American Journal of Transplantation 16 ((5)): 1588-95,2016.

Lim MA, Kohl J, Bloom RD: Immunosuppression for Kidney Transplantation: Where are we now and where are we going? Transplantation Reviews : 2016.

Cohen JB, Bloom RD, Reese PP, Porrett PM, Forde KM, Sawinski DL.: National Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation from Deceased Diabetic Donors Kidney International : 2016.

Sawinski D, Patel N, Appolo B, Bloom RD: Use of HCV+ donors does not affect HCV clearance with directly acting antiviral therapy but shortens the wait time to kidney transplantation Transplantation : 2016.

Dienemann T, Fujii N, Li Y, Govani S, Kosaraju N, Bloom RD, Feldman HI.: Long-term Patient Survival and Kidney Allograft Survival in Post Transplant Diabetes Mellitus: A single center retrospective study. Transplant International : 2016.

Choudhury RA, Reese PP, Goldberg DS, Bloom RD, Sawinski DL, Abt PL: A Paired Kidney Analysis of Multiorgan Transplantation: Implications for Allograft Survival Transplantation : 2016.

Miller AM, Lim MA, Palmer M, Levine M, Naji A, Bloom RD, Abt PL: Kidney Transplantation from a Donor with Sickle Cell Disease American Journal of Transplantation : 2016.

Sawinski D, Bloom RD: Novel Hepatitis C Treatment and the Impact on Kidney Transplantation Transplantation 99 (12): 2458-66,2015.

Reese PR, Shults J, Bloom RD, Mussell A, Harhay MN, Abt P, Levine M, Johansen KL, Karlawish JT, Feldman HI: Functional status, time to transplant, and survival benefit of kidney transplantation among wait-listed candidates American Journal of Kidney Diseases 66 (5): 837-45,2015.

Academic Contact Info

One Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6144
Phone: (215) 662-4643
Fax: (215) 615-0349
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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