Dr Peter Reese | CureTalks
Dr Peter Reese is a transplant nephrologist and epidemiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research focuses on developing effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation; improving the process of selecting and caring for live kidney donors; determining outcomes of health policies on vulnerable populations with renal disease, including the elderly; and 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.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. Dr. Reese's research support has included funds generously provided by The National Institutes of Health, A T. Franklin Williams Award in geriatric research, The American Society of Transplantation, A Greenwall Faculty Scholars Grant, CVS-Caremark, Merck, and Humana.
Of the nearly 100,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., many will never get one. Meanwhile, hundreds of Hepatitis C…