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. Reddy, YNV, Berns, JS, Bansal, S, Simon, JF, Murray, R, Jacob, M et al.. Home Dialysis Training Needs for Fellows: A Survey of Nephrology Program Directors and Division Chiefs in the United States. Kidney Med. 2023;5 (5):100629. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2023.100629. PubMed PMID:37229444 PubMed Central PMC10202772.
  2. Neuen, BL, Bello, AK, Levin, A, Lunney, M, Osman, MA, Ye, F et al.. National health policies and strategies for addressing chronic kidney disease: Data from the International Society of Nephrology Global Kidney Health Atlas. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023;3 (2):e0001467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001467. PubMed PMID:36963092 PubMed Central PMC10021302.
  3. Yau, K, Enilama, O, Levin, A, Romney, MG, Singer, J, Blake, P et al.. Determining the Longitudinal Serologic Response to COVID-19 Vaccination in the Chronic Kidney Disease Population: A Clinical Research Protocol. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2023;10 :20543581231160511. doi: 10.1177/20543581231160511. PubMed PMID:36950028 PubMed Central PMC10028441.
  4. Naljayan, MV, Schiller, B, Watnick, S, Weinhandl, ED, Perl, J. How the COVID-19 Pandemic Hit Home in North America: Lessons Learned in Improving Home Dialysis Utilization and Outcomes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023; :. doi: 10.2215/CJN.0000000000000117. PubMed PMID:36758152 .
  5. Al Sahlawi, M, Ponce, D, Charytan, DM, Cullis, B, Perl, J. Peritoneal Dialysis in Critically Ill Patients: Time for a Critical Reevaluation?. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023;18 (4):512-520. doi: 10.2215/CJN.0000000000000059. PubMed PMID:36754063 .
  6. Perl, J, Brown, EA, Chan, CT, Couchoud, C, Davies, SJ, Kazancioğlu, R et al.. Home dialysis: conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference. Kidney Int. 2023;103 (5):842-858. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2023.01.006. PubMed PMID:36731611 .
  7. Wing, S, Thomas, D, Balamchi, S, Ip, J, Naylor, K, Dixon, SN et al.. Effectiveness of Three Doses of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in the Hemodialysis Population during the Omicron Period. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023;18 (4):491-498. doi: 10.2215/CJN.0000000000000108. PubMed PMID:36723290 .
  8. Shah, AD, Perl, J. Peritoneal Dialysis International in 2023: What questions do you need answered?. Perit Dial Int. 2023;43 (1):3-4. doi: 10.1177/08968608221147750. PubMed PMID:36647560 .
  9. Boudville, N, McCullough, K, Bieber, B, Pisoni, R, Kanjanabuch, T, Kawanishi, H et al.. A different PET test: The relationship between pet ownership and peritonitis risk in the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). Perit Dial Int. 2023; :8968608221144450. doi: 10.1177/08968608221144450. PubMed PMID:36601674 .
  10. Al Sahlawi, M, Perl, J. Peritoneal Dialysis Peritonitis Outcomes: Getting to the Heart of the Matter. Kidney Int Rep. 2022;7 (11):2329-2331. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2022.09.023. PubMed PMID:36531896 PubMed Central PMC9751743.
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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