Deirdre Sawinski, M.D.

Deirdre Sawinski, M.D. Specialties: Nephrology, Adult Nephrology

Deirdre Sawinski, M.D.
Specialties: Nephrology, Adult Nephrology
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1283 York Avenue
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New York, NY 10065

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About Deirdre Sawinski, M.D.

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Kidney Transplant

  • Kidney Transplantation

  • Transplant Nephrology

  • Transplant, Kidney

  • Transplantation Nephrologist

  • Transplantation Nephrology

  • Transplantation, Kidney


  • Degrees: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Degrees: New York University

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Languages Spoken

  • English