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. Goldman, S, Zhao, J, Bieber, B, Pisoni, RL, Horowitz, L, Nessim, SJ et al.. Gastric Acid Suppression Therapy and its Association with Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis in the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). Kidney360. 2023; :. doi: 10.34067/KID.0000000000000325. PubMed PMID:38019215 .
  2. Al Sahlawi, M, Bieber, B, Bansal, S, Block, G, Masud, T, Piraino, B et al.. Standardized Peritonitis Reporting: A Quality Improvement Initiative of the Optimizing Prevention of Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis in the United States (OPPUS) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2023; :. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2023.09.004. PubMed PMID:37879528 .
  3. Yau, K, Kurtesi, A, Qi, F, Delgado-Brand, M, Tursun, TR, Hu, Q et al.. Omicron variant neutralizing antibodies following BNT162b2 BA.4/5 versus mRNA-1273 BA.1 bivalent vaccination in patients with end-stage kidney disease. Nat Commun. 2023;14 (1):6041. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-41678-9. PubMed PMID:37758707 PubMed Central PMC10533557.
  4. Chaichayanon, S, Banjongjit, A, Kanjanabuch, T, Perl, J. Chylous ascites: A warning sign of life-threatening encapsulated peritoneal sclerosis in patient recently transferred to haemodialysis. Perit Dial Int. 2023; :8968608231193930. doi: 10.1177/08968608231193930. PubMed PMID:37691434 .
  5. Dhoot, A, Brown, EA, Robinson, B, Perl, J. Incremental peritoneal dialysis: Incremental gains. Perit Dial Int. 2023;43 (5):355-358. doi: 10.1177/08968608231195464. PubMed PMID:37674305 .
  6. Desbiens, LC, Tennankore, KK, Goupil, R, Perl, J, Trinh, E, Chan, CT et al.. Outcomes of Integrated Home Dialysis Care: Results From the Canadian Organ Replacement Register. Am J Kidney Dis. 2023; :. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2023.05.011. PubMed PMID:37657633 .
  7. Goldman, S, Chan, CT, Einbinder, Y, Rozen-Zvi, B, Morduchowicz, G, Perl, J et al.. Nephrologists' Perspectives on Home Dialysis Utilization: A National Survey From Israel. Kidney Med. 2023;5 (8):100680. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2023.100680. PubMed PMID:37576430 PubMed Central PMC10421980.
  8. Halue, G, Tharapanich, H, Phannajit, J, Kanjanabuch, T, Banjongjit, A, Lorvinitnun, P et al.. Constipation and clinical outcomes in peritoneal dialysis: Results from Thailand PDOPPS. Nephrology (Carlton). 2023;28 Suppl 1 :35-47. doi: 10.1111/nep.14224. PubMed PMID:37534844 .
  9. Boongird, S, Phannajit, J, Kanjanabuch, T, Chuengsaman, P, Dandecha, P, Halue, G et al.. Enhancing healthcare quality and outcomes for peritoneal dialysis patients in Thailand: An evaluation of key performance indicators and PDOPPS cohort representativeness. Nephrology (Carlton). 2023;28 Suppl 1 :14-23. doi: 10.1111/nep.14204. PubMed PMID:37534842 .
  10. Aga, Z, McCullough, K, Pisoni, RL, Zhao, J, Fukasawa, M, Oh, KH et al.. Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Drain Pain and Patient and Treatment Characteristics: Findings From the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). Am J Kidney Dis. 2023;82 (6):779-782. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2023.04.005. PubMed PMID:37393052 .
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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