Associate Professor of Medicine , University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Major Research Interests

Deirdre Sawinski is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine in the Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division. She is also the Assistant Medical Director of the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program and a practicing transplant nephrologist. Her work focuses on outcomes for renal transplant recipients with chronic viral infections including HIV, HCV, and BK. She is also interested in questions of donor selection (both living and deceased) as well as ways to increase the available organ donor pool.  Dr. Sawinski was awarded an R-21 to study outcomes for patients receiving chronic dialysis who have hepatitis C.


2003, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Art History BA
1999, New York University


Principal Investigator for APOLLO Network U01