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Avrum Gillespie, MD


Avrum Gillespie, MD


Assistant Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-7937

FAX: 215-707-4148

Email: avrum.gillespie@tuhs.temple.edu



Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation


Educational Background:


BA, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University


MD, SUNY Downstate


Internship and Residency, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Fellowship, Nephrology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

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clinical Interests:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Acid/base disorders

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board certification(s):


  • ABIM Internal Medicine
  • ABIM Nephrology

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professional affiliations:


  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Transplantation

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research interests:

  • Health disparities in ESRD
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Acute kidney injury/critical care nephrology

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26351187. Traino HM, Nonterah CW, Cyrus JW, Gillespie A, Urbanski M, Adair-Kriz M, Disparities in the completion of steps to kidney transplantation: protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open 5:9(e008677)2015 Sep 8

25125384. Gillespie A, Hammer H, Kolenikov S, Polychronopoulou A, Ouzienko V, Obradovic Z, Urbanski MA, Browne T, Silva P, Sex differences and attitudes toward living donor kidney transplantation among urban black patients on hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 9:10(1764-72)2014 Oct 7

23083811. De Prada L, Lee J, Gillespie A, Benjamin J, Thrombocytopenia associated with one type of polysulfone hemodialysis membrane: a report of 5 cases. Am J Kidney Dis 61:1(131-3)2013 Jan

21486390. Gillespie A, Hammer H, Lee J, Nnewihe C, Gordon J, Silva P, Lack of listing status awareness: results of a single-center survey of hemodialysis patients. Am J Transplant 11:7(1522-6)2011 Jul

21696057. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Rao S, Silva P, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Targeting alloantibody production with bortezomib: does it make more sense? Clin Transpl :(397-403)2010

20524309. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Swami A, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Silva P, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Bortezomib as therapy for mixed humoral and cellular rejection: should it be first line? Clin Transpl :(425-9)2009

20477449. Gillespie A, Lee IJ, Biomarkers in renal transplantation. Biomark Med 2:6(603-12)2008 Dec

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