Penn Bioethics Seminar (PBS): Peter P. Reese, MD, PhD. "Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplant Access and Outcomes: Slow Progress and Reasons for Optimism"
12:00pm - 1:00pm • Hybrid: 1402 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive (and via Zoom)
Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplant Access and Outcomes: Slow Progress and Reasons for Optimism
Attending Physician, Renal Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Attending Physician, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Rationing the limited kidneys donated for transplantation requires the design of a system that prioritizes both utility and equity. Racial disparities have been well-documented in kidney transplant allocation for over 2 decades. This talk will describe gradual progress through policy refinement in reducing disparities while previewing ongoing problems and potential solutions.
Dr. Reese is a transplant nephrologist. His work takes advantage of tools from epidemiology, ethics and health services research to expand access to solid organ transplantation.
Streaming available via Zoom.