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Deirdre Sawinski, M.D.


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Personal Statement

I wanted to be a nephrologist before I even wanted to be a doctor.  I have been fortunate throughout my career to have had excellent mentors and role models who instilled in me a love for medicine and nephrology.  My mission is to help as many people as possible access transplantation and to help those who are transplanted keep their kidneys for as long as they can.  I am dedicated to being your partner in the kidney transplantation journey.

Biographical Info

Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (interim) at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian.  She received her BS in Art History from New York University and her Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she also completed her Internal Medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center.  She trained in Nephrology and Transplant Nephrology at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Upon completion of her clinical training, Dr. Sawinski joined the faculty at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and was promoted in 2019 to Associate Professor of Medicine.  In 2015 she was appointed as Assistant Medical Director at Penn Transplant Institute, Kindey/Pancreas Transplant Program.

Dr. Sawinski has established herself as a productive clinician and researcher; she is recognized in the transplant nephrology community as an outstanding transplant physician-scientist.

Dr. Sawinski has chaired multiple committees of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplant (AST) including: the AST Women's Health Community of Practice; AST Fellowship Accreditation Program Committee and Board of Managers; Co-Chair AST Fellows' Symposium Program and Clinical Co-Chair for the AST Research Network Scientific Review Committee.

A productive scholar, she currently has five active NIH grants and has published more than 65 peer reviewed research articles.

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
Clinical Expertise
Kidney Transplantation
Transplant Nephrology
Kidney Transplant
Transplantation Nephrology
Transplant, Kidney
Transplantation Nephrologist
Transplantation, Kidney
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • B.A.
    New York University
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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