Peter P. Reese, MD MSCE is a transplant nephrologist at the Penn Transplant Institute and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning an undergraduate degree at Princeton in anthropology and a medical degree at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Reese completed residency and a chief residency year in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He then completed renal fellowship and transplant subspecialty training at Penn.
Dr. Reese's primary research focus is the development of effective strategies to increase access to kidney transplantation. He uses tools from epidemiology, biostatistics, and medical ethics to describe disparities in transplantation and methods to overcome them. His research portfolio also includes the development of effective strategies to improve health behaviors such as medication adherence. Through the United Network for Organ Sharing, where he serves as chair of the Ethics Committee, he helps to translate clinical research into effective national policy.
In the last five years, Dr. Reese’s research efforts have been supported by grants from the NIH, the Greenwall Foundation and the American Society of Transplantation. In recognition of his contributions to transplant research, he received a 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.