Distinguished Leader Award: Jeffrey Perl, MD, MSc

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Jeffrey Perl, MD, MSc

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Dr. Perl is a staff nephrologist at St. Michael's Hospital and associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada.

His research, clinical practice, and teaching all focus on home dialysis, including improving access, survival, quality of life, and general clinical outcomes.

Dr. Perl is a primary investigator in the international Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS) and co-principal investigator of the Optimizing the Prevention of Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis in the U.S. (OPPUS) study.

He co-chairs the ASN Home Dialysis Steering Committee and previously chaired the Home Dialysis Subcommittee of the ASN COVID-19 Response Team. He served the International Society of Nephrology as chair of the Young Nephrologists Committee and co-chair of the North America and Caribbean Regional Board. He has been active with the National Kidney Foundation, including serving as chair and course director of clinical meetings.

Dr. Perl is editor-in-chief of Peritoneal Dialysis International and recently co-chaired the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference on Home Dialysis. He has served on the editorial boards of CJASN, Kidney360, Kidney Medicine, and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Among many honors, he has received the John Maher Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and several teaching awards from the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital.

Dr. Perl received his MD from the University of Toronto and a master's degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed internal medicine training, a nephrology fellowship, a research fellowship, and a clinical research fellowship at the University of Toronto.