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photo Puneet Sood, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program, Starzl Transplant Institute

Email: soodp2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-5688

Contact
Office: 3459 5th Avenue
N755.4 Montefiore Hospital
Pittsburgh,
 
Phone: 412-647-5688
Fax:
E-mail: soodp2@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
MPH (Epidemiology), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004
Training
Internship Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2007
Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Florida at Gainesville, 2009
Fellowship, Transplant, University of California at San Francisco, 2010
Research Interest
Dr Sood’s clinical research interests include living donor transplantation, strategies for transplanting highly sensitized patients including local or national donor exchange programs, strategies for living donor desensitization and wait list desensitization. He is interested in transplant outcomes in highly sensitized patients, mechanism and treatment of antibody mediated rejection and HLA matching. He has been involved in multiple studies in their plan, conduct and data analysis as well as publication of the study results. Dr. Sood is also the center PI for two industry sponsored multicentric translational studies. He also collaborates with the school of pharmacy to study drug disposition after kidney transplantation and in living donors.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Sood’s clinical and research interests include living kidney donation, antibody mediated rejection and waitlist management. He has been involved in multiple studies in their plan, conduct and data analysis as well as publication of the study results. Dr. Sood is also the center PI for two industry sponsored multicentric translational studies. He also collaborates with the school of pharmacy to study drug disposition after kidney transplantation in recipients and in living donors.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Sood, P, Gao, X, Mehta, R, Landsittel, D, Wu, C, Nusrat, R, Puttarajappa, C, Tevar, A, Hariharan, S. Kidney transplant outcomes after primary, repeat and kidney after non-renal solid organ transplantation: A single center experience. Transplantation Direct. 2016; Volume 2(6): e75.
Mehta, R, Sood, P, Hariharan, S. Subclinical Rejections in Renal Transplant Recipients: Reappraised. Transplantation. 2016; 100 (8): 1610.
Sood, P, Randhawa, P, Mehta, R, Hariharan, S, Tevar, A.D. Donor kidney micro thrombi and outcomes of kidney transplantation: A single center experience. Clinical Transplantation. 2015; 29(5): 434.
Sood, P, Hariharan, S. Transplantation: Rituximab induction for prevention of HLA-antibody rebound. Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2014; 10(12): 682.
Sood, P, Hariharan, S. Incentivization of living donation: Is it time to cross the bridge?. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 2014; 64(4): 484.
Sood, P, Senanayake, S, Sujeet, K, Medipalli, R, Van-Whyu, S, Cronin, D. C., Johnson, C.P., Hariharan, S. Donor and recipient specific IgG antibody and post-transplant BKV infection: A prospective single center study. Transplantation. 2013; 95(6): 896.
Sood, P, Senanayake, S, Sujeet, K, Medipalli, R, Zhu, Y.R., Johnson, C.P., Hariharan, S. Management and outcome of BK viremia in renal transplant recipients: A prospective study. Transplantation. 2012; 94(8): 814.
Sood, P, Kumar, G, Nanchal, R, Sakhuja, A, Ahmad, S, Ali, M, Kumar, N, Ross, E. Chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease predict higher risk of mortality in primary upper gastrointestinal disease. American Journal of Nephrology. 2012; 35(3): 216.
Sood, P, Senanayake, S, Sujeet, K, Medipalli, R, Saab, E, Breshnahan, B, Johnson, C.P., Hariharan, S. Lower prevalence of BK virus infection in African-American renal transplant recipients: A prospective study. Transplantation. 2012; 93(3): 291.
Sakhuja, A, Schold, J, Kumar, G, Dall, A, Sood, P, Navneethan, S. Outcomes of end stage renal disease patients admitted over weekends. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 2013; 62(4): 763.
Notable Achievements
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Transplantation, 2014-current
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Clinical Transplantation, 2014-current
Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Transplantation, 2014