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Roy D. Bloom, MD

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Roy D. Bloom

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2002 and 2018 Top Docs issues

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

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

Description of Clinical Expertise

Kidney 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)
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Varga Alexandra N, Johnson David, Sawinski Deirdre L, Lim Mary Ann, Bloom Roy D, Abt Peter L, Goral Simin, Bleicher Melissa, Levine Matthew H, Naji Ali, Nazarian Susanna, Porrett Paige, Trofe-Clark Jennifer: Safety and Feasibility of Outpatient Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction Therapy Administration in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Pharmacotherapy : 2018.

McCauley M, Mussell A, Goldberg D, Sawinski D, Molina RN, Tomlin R, Doshi SD, Abt P, Bloom R, Blumberg E, Kulkarni S, Esnaola G, Shults J, Thiessen C, Reese PP.: Race, Risk, and Willingness of End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Without Hepatitis C Virus to Accept an HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant. Transplantation 102 (4): e163-e170,2018.

Lim MA, Kamili S, Cohen JB, Green-Montfort T, Tejada-Strop A, Kohli J, Drobeniuc J, Patel P, Vanderveen M, Bloom RD.: Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Kidney Transplant Patients: A Single-Center Study. Transplantation 102 (4): e126-e127,2018.

Trofe-Clark J, Brennan DC, West-Thielke P, Milone MC, Lim MA, Neubauer R, Nigro V, Bloom RD: Results of ASERTAA, a Randomized Prospective Crossover Pharmacogenetic Study of Immediate Release Tacrolimus versus Extended Release Tacrolimus in African American Kidney Transplant Recipients American Journal of Kidney Diseases 71 (3): 315-326,2018.

Reese PP, Abt PL, Blumberg E, Van Deerlin VM, Bloom RD, Potluri VS, Levine M, Porrett P, Sawinski D, Nazarian SM, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Gentile C, Smith J, Niknam BA, Bleicher M, Reddy KR, Goldberg DS: Twelve month outcomes after transplantation of hepatitis-C infected kidneys into uninfected recipients: A single-arm trial Annals of Internal Medicine : 2018.

Potluri VS, Bloom RD: Treating Hepatitis C Virus in Patients with Advanced CKD in the Real-World: Time to Refocus on What Our Real Treatment Goals Should Be Kidney International : 2018.

Levitsky J, Formica RN, Bloom RD, Charlton M, Curry M, Friedewald J, Friedman J, Goldberg D, Hall S, Ison M, Kaiser T, Klassen D, Klintmalm G, Kobashigawa J, Liapakis A, O'Conner K, Reese P, Shelat K, Stewart D, Terrault N, Theodoropoulos N, Trotter J, Verna E, Volk M: The American Society of transplantation consensus conference on the use of hepatitis C viremic donors in solid organ transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation 17 (11): 2790-2802,2017.

Hogan JJ, Lim MA, Palmer MB, Bloom RD, Chung RT, Sise ME: Development of proteinuria and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis during direct acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection Hepatology 66 (2): 658-660,2017.

Bloom RD, Bromberg JS, Poggio E, Bunnapradist S, Langone A, Sood P, Matas A, Mehta S, Sharfuddin A, Fischbach B, Narayanan M, Jordan S, Cohen D, Hiller D, Prasad P, Woodward R, Grskovic M, Sninsky J, Yee JP and Brennan DC: Cell-free DNA and Active Rejection in Kidney Allografts Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 28 (7): 2221-2232,2017.

Koyawala N, Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Wang W, Hill AS, Reiter JG, Niknam BA, Even-Shoshan O, Bloom RD, Sawinski D, Nazarian S, Trofe-Clark J, Lim MA, Schold J, Reese PP: Comparing outcomes between antibody induction therapies in kidney transplantation Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 28 (7): 2188-2220,2017.

Academic Contact Info

One Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, Pa 19104-6144
Phone: (215) 662-4643
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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