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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, 2018, and 2019 Top Docs issues

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Post Renal Transplant
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplant Evaluation
  • Pancreas 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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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


American Society of Nephrology, National American Society of Transplantation (AST), National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Potluri VS, Goldberg DS, Mohan S, Bloom RD, Sawinski D, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Parikh CR, Sharpe J, Reddy KR, Molnar MZ, Sise M, Reese PP: National Trends in Utilization and One-Year Outcomes with Transplantation of HCV-Viremic Kidneys Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 30 (10): 1939-1951,2019.

Porrett PM, Reese PP, Holzmayer V, Coller KE, Kuhns M, Van Deerlin VM, Gentile C, Smith JR, Sicilia A, Woodards A, McLean R, Abt P, Bloom RD, Reddy KR, Blumberg E, Cloherty G, Goldberg D.: Early emergence of anti-HCV antibody implicates donor origin in recipients of an HCV-infected organ American Journal of Transplantation 19 (9): 2525-2532,2019.

Fernandez HE, Amaral S, Shaw PA, Doyle AM, Bloom RD, Palmer J, Baluarte HJ, Furth SL: The Effect of Transfer to Adult Transplant Care on Kidney Function and Immunosuppressant Drug Level Variability in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients Pediatric Transplantation 23 (6): 2019.

McLean RC, Reese PP, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Goldberg L, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Hasz R, Suplee L, Sicilia A, Woodards A, Zahid MN, Bar KJ, Porrett P, Levine M, Hornsby N, Gentile11 C, Smith J, Goldberg DS: Transplanting hepatitis C virus–infected hearts into uninfected recipients: A single‐arm trial American Journal of Transplantation 19 (9): 2533-2542,2019.

Sawinski D, Forde KA, Lo Re V 3rd, Goldberg DS, Cohen JB, Locke JE, Bloom RD, Brensinger C, Weldon J, Shults J, Reese PP: Mortality and Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Among Hepatitis C Virus-Seropositive Maintenance Dialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study American Journal of Kidney Diseases 73 (6): 815-826,2019.

Bloom RD: Using (cell-free) DNA to incriminate rejection as the cause of kidney allograft dysfunction: Do we have a verdict? American Journal of Transplantation 19 (6): 1609-1610,2019.

Mazur RD, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Bloom RD, Reddy KR, Reese PP, Goldberg DS: Characterization of Early Hepatic Injury in HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV-Infected Kidneys Clinical Transplantation 33 (4): 2019.

Wong T, Bloom RD: Management and treatment of the HCV infected kidney transplant patient Seminars in Dialysis 32 (2): 169-178.,2019.

Hamel S, Kuo V, Sawinski D, Johnson D, Bloom RD, Bleicher M, Goral S, Lim MA, Trofe-Clark J: Single-center, real-world experience with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for management of leukopenia following kidney transplantation Clinical Transplantation 33 (6): 2019.

Schröppel B, Akalin E, Baweja M, Bloom RD, Florman S, Goldstein M, Haydel B, Hricik DE, Kulkarni S, Levine M, Mehrotra A, Patel A, Poggio ED, Ratner L, Shapiro R, Heeger PS: Peri-transplant eculizumab does not prevent delayed graft function in deceased donor kidney transplant recipients: results of two randomized controlled pilot trials American Journal of Transplantation : 2019.

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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