Jeffrey Perl




Dr Jeffrey Perl is a staff nephrologist at, St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He received his Master of Science in Epidemiology from The Harvard School for Public Health. He is a prior recipient of The John Maher Young Investigator Award by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and has received several teaching awards at The University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. He serves as the current editor-in-chief of Peritoneal Dialysis International.  He is also chair of the home dialysis subcommittee of the American Society of Nephrology COVID-19 response team. His primary research interests and clinical practice focuses on improving the survival and quality of life for patients on home dialysis. Dr. Perl is a primary investigator in The International Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) and principal investigator of the Optimizing the Prevention of Peritoneal Dialysis Associated Peritonitis in The United States (OPPUS) study.

Recent Publications

  1. Perl, J, Thomas, D, Tang, Y, Yeung, A, Ip, J, Oliver, M et al.. COVID-19 Among Adults Receiving Home Versus In-Center Dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021; :. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04170321. PubMed PMID:34088719 .
  2. Al Sahlawi, M, Zhao, J, McCullough, K, Fuller, DS, Boudville, N, Ito, Y et al.. Variation in Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritonitis Outcomes in the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). Am J Kidney Dis. 2021; :. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.03.022. PubMed PMID:34052357 .
  3. Kawanishi, H, Marshall, MR, Zhao, J, McCullough, K, Robinson, B, Pisoni, RL et al.. Mortality, hospitalization and transfer to haemodialysis and hybrid therapy, in Japanese peritoneal dialysis patients. Perit Dial Int. 2021; :8968608211016127. doi: 10.1177/08968608211016127. PubMed PMID:34002656 .
  4. Kanda, E, Muenz, D, Bieber, B, Cases, A, Locatelli, F, Port, FK et al.. Beta-2 microglobulin and all-cause mortality in the era of high-flux hemodialysis: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study. Clin Kidney J. 2021;14 (5):1436-1442. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfaa155. PubMed PMID:33959272 PubMed Central PMC8087125.
  5. Kanjanabuch, T, Chatsuwan, T, Udomsantisuk, N, Nopsopon, T, Puapatanakul, P, Halue, G et al.. Association of Local Unit Sampling and Microbiology Laboratory Culture Practices With the Ability to Identify Causative Pathogens in Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis in Thailand. Kidney Int Rep. 2021;6 (4):1118-1129. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2021.01.010. PubMed PMID:33912761 PubMed Central PMC8071630.
  6. Elphick, E, Holmes, M, Tabinor, M, Cho, Y, Nguyen, T, Harris, T et al.. Outcome measures for technique survival reported in peritoneal dialysis: A systematic review. Perit Dial Int. 2021; :896860821989874. doi: 10.1177/0896860821989874. PubMed PMID:33882725 .
  7. Brown, EA, Zhao, J, McCullough, K, Fuller, DS, Figueiredo, AE, Bieber, B et al.. Burden of Kidney Disease, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Employment Among Patients Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis and In-Center Hemodialysis: Findings From the DOPPS Program. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021; :. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.02.327. PubMed PMID:33872688 .
  8. Kanjanabuch, T, Puapatanakul, P, Halue, G, Lorvinitnun, P, Tangjittrong, K, Pongpirul, K et al.. Implementation of PDOPPS in a middle-income country: Early lessons from Thailand. Perit Dial Int. 2021; :896860821993950. doi: 10.1177/0896860821993950. PubMed PMID:33706584 .
  9. Davies, SJ, Zhao, J, Morgenstern, H, Zee, J, Bieber, B, Fuller, DS et al.. Low Serum Potassium Levels and Clinical Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis-International Results from PDOPPS. Kidney Int Rep. 2021;6 (2):313-324. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.11.021. PubMed PMID:33615056 PubMed Central PMC7879114.
  10. See, EJ, Bello, AK, Levin, A, Lunney, M, Osman, MA, Ye, F et al.. Availability, coverage, and scope of health information systems for kidney care across world countries and regions. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020; :. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfaa343. PubMed PMID:33351951 .
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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