Jeffrey Perl


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Jeffrey Perl received his MD from the University of Toronto in 2003, where he also completed his post-graduate training in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2008. In 2010, he completed his Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from The Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Perl is currently a Staff Nephrologist at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently chairs the International Society of Nephrology’s Young Nephrologists Committee. His primary research interests and clinical practice focuses on improving the survival and quality of life for patients on peritoneal dialysis. Dr. Perl is a primary investigator in The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS).

Recent Publications

  1. Al Sahlawi, M, Bargman, JM, Perl, J. Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis: Suggestions for Management and Mistakes to Avoid. Kidney Med. ;2 (4):467-475. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2020.04.010. PubMed PMID:32775987 PubMed Central PMC7406839.
  2. Perl, J, Fuller, DS, Boudville, N, Kliger, AS, Schaubel, DE, Teitelbaum, I et al.. Optimizing Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis Prevention in the United States: From Standardized Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis Reporting and Beyond. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020; :. doi: 10.2215/CJN.11280919. PubMed PMID:32764025 .
  3. Brown, EA, Perl, J. Increasing Peritoneal Dialysis Use in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Will It Go Viral?. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2020050729. PubMed PMID:32747353 .
  4. Shen, JI, Chen, L, Vangala, S, Leng, L, Shah, A, Saxena, AB et al.. Socioeconomic Factors and Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Initiation of Home Dialysis. Kidney Med. ;2 (2):105-115. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2019.11.006. PubMed PMID:32734231 PubMed Central PMC7380374.
  5. Subramanian, L, Kirk, R, Cuttitta, T, Bryant, N, Fox, K, McCall, M et al.. Remote Management for Peritoneal Dialysis: A Qualitative Study of Patient, Care Partner, and Clinician Perceptions and Priorities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Kidney Med. ;1 (6):354-365. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2019.07.014. PubMed PMID:32734216 PubMed Central PMC7380395.
  6. Baumgart, A, Manera, KE, Johnson, DW, Craig, JC, Shen, JI, Ruiz, L et al.. Meaning of empowerment in peritoneal dialysis: focus groups with patients and caregivers. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2020; :. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfaa127. PubMed PMID:32712672 .
  7. Hole, B, Hemmelgarn, B, Brown, E, Brown, M, McCulloch, MI, Zuniga, C et al.. Supportive care for end-stage kidney disease: an integral part of kidney services across a range of income settings around the world. Kidney Int Suppl (2011). 2020;10 (1):e86-e94. doi: 10.1016/j.kisu.2019.11.008. PubMed PMID:32149013 PubMed Central PMC7031687.
  8. Swanepoel, CR, McCulloch, MI, Abraham, G, Donner, JA, Alrukhaimi, MN, Blake, PG et al.. Challenges for sustainable end-stage kidney disease care in low-middle-income countries: the problem of the workforce. Kidney Int Suppl (2011). 2020;10 (1):e49-e54. doi: 10.1016/j.kisu.2019.11.007. PubMed PMID:32149008 PubMed Central PMC7031680.
  9. Glavinovic, T, Hurst, H, Hutchison, A, Johansson, L, Ruddock, N, Perl, J et al.. Prescribing high-quality peritoneal dialysis: Moving beyond urea clearance. Perit Dial Int. 2020;40 (3):293-301. doi: 10.1177/0896860819893571. PubMed PMID:32063213 .
  10. Wang, AY, Zhao, J, Bieber, B, Kanjanabuch, T, Wilkie, M, Marshall, MR et al.. International comparison of peritoneal dialysis prescriptions from the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). Perit Dial Int. 2020;40 (3):310-319. doi: 10.1177/0896860819895356. PubMed PMID:32063209 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Chair, International Society of Nephrology’s Young Nephrologists Committee