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. Yau, K, Abe, KT, Naimark, D, Oliver, MJ, Perl, J, Leis, JA et al.. Evaluation of the SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response to the BNT162b2 Vaccine in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4 (9):e2123622. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.23622. PubMed PMID:34473256 PubMed Central PMC8414193.
  2. Aga, Z, Matthews, N, Delaney, S, Wong, N, Poley, R, Perl, J et al.. Finding the source of intoxication: better salicylate than never. Kidney Int. 2021;100 (3):711-712. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2021.05.020. PubMed PMID:34420669 .
  3. Yeung, E, Bello, AK, Levin, A, Lunney, M, Osman, MA, Ye, F et al.. Current status of health systems financing and oversight for end-stage kidney disease care: a cross-sectional global survey. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (7):e047245. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047245. PubMed PMID:34244267 PubMed Central PMC8273453.
  4. Manera, KE, Johnson, DW, Cho, Y, Sautenet, B, Shen, J, Kelly, A et al.. Scope and heterogeneity of outcomes reported in randomized trials in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. Clin Kidney J. 2021;14 (7):1817-1825. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfaa224. PubMed PMID:34221389 PubMed Central PMC8243273.
  5. Mehrotra, R, Stanaway, IB, Jarvik, GP, Lambie, M, Morelle, J, Perl, J et al.. A genome-wide association study suggests correlations of common genetic variants with peritoneal solute transfer rates in patients with kidney failure receiving peritoneal dialysis. Kidney Int. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2021.05.037. PubMed PMID:34197840 .
  6. Kapp, ME, Fogo, AB, Roufouse, C, Najafian, B, Radhakrishnan, J, Mohan, S et al.. Renal Considerations in COVID-19: Part 1 Biology, Pathology and Pathophysiology. ASAIO J. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001530. PubMed PMID:34191753 .
  7. Perl, J, Thomas, D, Tang, Y, Yeung, A, Ip, J, Oliver, MJ et al.. COVID-19 among Adults Receiving Home versus In-Center Dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021;16 (9):1410-1412. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04170321. PubMed PMID:34088719 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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.
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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