Peter Heeger MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Peter S. Heeger, MD is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1984). He completed medical residency training along with a Chief Medical Resident year at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia (1984-1988) and then clinical and research Nephrology training at the University of Pennsylvania (1988-93). After developing a research interest in transplantation in Cleveland OH (Case Western and the Cleveland Clinic), Dr. Heeger moved to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY) where he is currently the Irene and Arthur Fishberg Professor of Medicine and Director of the Translational Transplant Research Center. Dr. Heeger has been continuously funded through the National Institutes of Health for 19 years for studies in transplantation immunobiology. He currently leads an NIH consortium, Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation, which is conducting multiple international trials to assess the utility of noninvasive biomarkers to predict outcomes and guide treatment strategies in transplant recipients. Dr. Heeger’s basic science research interests are in mechanisms of allograft injury and tolerance, with a specific focus on interactions between the complement system and T lymphocytes. Dr. Heeger is the author of > 140 publications. He currently is a member of the TTT NIH study section for grant reviews, is an associate editor and reviewer for multiple immunology, transplant and nephrology journals (including J Clin Invest and Am J Transplantation), and is the 2011 recipient of the Established Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplantation.