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Anna Tsampalieros, MD

Supervisors: Dr. Greg Knoll and Dr. Dean Fergusson
Award: KRESCENT Fellowship
Institution: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Year: 2014-2016

Dr. Anna Tsampalieros will pursue her post-doctoral fellowship under the supervision of Dr. Greg Knoll and Dr. Dean Fergusson at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Tsampalieros is a pediatric nephrologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and is currently completing a Ph.D. in epidemiology at the University of Ottawa. Her interest lies in identifying and measuring important outcomes in kidney transplant patients.

Many factors can affect patient and graft survival after a kidney transplant. While patient risk factors are fairly well understood, little is known on how differences in hospital and physician practices affect survival. Dr. Tsampalieros’s study will review kidney transplant patient and graft survival rates over a 15-year period at all transplant hospitals in Ontario, using information collected through the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences – Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation Program. This will be the first Canadian study to compare patient care after a kidney transplant in Ontario transplant hospitals and assess how differences in care impact patient and graft survival.