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. Nitta, K, Bieber, B, Karaboyas, A, Johnson, DW, Kanjanabuch, T, Kim, YL et al.. International variations in serum PTH and calcium levels and their mortality associations in peritoneal dialysis patients: Results from PDOPPS. Perit Dial Int. 2024; :8968608241235516. doi: 10.1177/08968608241235516. PubMed PMID:38501163 .
  2. Yudianto, B, Jaure, A, Shen, J, Cho, Y, Brown, E, Dong, J et al.. Nephrologists' perspectives on communication and decision-making regarding technique survival in peritoneal dialysis: an international qualitative interview study. BMJ Open. 2024;14 (3):e082184. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082184. PubMed PMID:38471683 PubMed Central PMC10936514.
  3. Khan, WA, Oliver, M, Crabtree, JH, Clarke, A, Armstrong, S, Fox, D et al.. Impact of Prior Abdominal Procedures on Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Outcomes: Findings From the North American Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Registry. Am J Kidney Dis. 2024; :. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2023.12.023. PubMed PMID:38447707 .
  4. El Shamy, O, Perl, J, Shen, JI. Peritoneal Dialysis After Cardiac Surgery: Time for a Change of Heart. Kidney Med. 2024;6 (3):100794. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2024.100794. PubMed PMID:38435067 PubMed Central PMC10907213.
  5. Rakpithayanon, C, Vacharathit, V, Manasnayakorn, S, Perl, J, Kanjanabuch, T. The tunnel infection in PD: Up in the air. Perit Dial Int. 2024; :8968608231224615. doi: 10.1177/08968608231224615. PubMed PMID:38360556 .
  6. Kanjanabuch, T, Nopsopon, T, Saejew, T, Banjongjit, A, Puapatanakul, P, Tungsanga, S et al.. Serum Galactomannan: A Predictor of Poor Outcomes in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients With Fungal Peritonitis. Kidney Int Rep. 2024;9 (2):287-295. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2023.11.002. PubMed PMID:38344722 PubMed Central PMC10851007.
  7. Sanchez-Escuredo, A, Kashani, M, Perl, J. The utility of surveillance peritoneal dialysis effluent cultures following completion of PD peritonitis treatment: a quality improvement report. Clin Kidney J. 2024;17 (2):sfad307. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfad307. PubMed PMID:38327283 PubMed Central PMC10847628.
  8. Qureshi, MA, Maierean, S, Crabtree, JH, Clarke, A, Armstrong, S, Fissell, R et al.. The Association of Intra-Abdominal Adhesions with Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter-Related Complications. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2024;19 (4):472-482. doi: 10.2215/CJN.0000000000000404. PubMed PMID:38190176 PubMed Central PMC11020425.
  9. Perl, J, Teitelbaum, I, Quinn, RR. Of Peritoneal Dialysis Access and Home Dialysis Accessibility. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2024;35 (1):3-5. doi: 10.1681/ASN.0000000000000276. PubMed PMID:38170600 PubMed Central PMC10786605.
  10. Auguste, BL, Nadeau-Fredette, AC, Parekh, RS, Poyah, PS, Perl, J, Sood, MM et al.. A Canadian Commentary on the NKF-ASN Task Force Recommendations on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Disease. Kidney Med. 2024;6 (1):100746. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2023.100746. PubMed PMID:38143561 PubMed Central PMC10746381.
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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