null Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, BMedSc, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, MUHC



kidney transplantation • nephrology • clinical epidemiology • clinical research • histocompatibility

Research Focus

My research focuses on studying the determinants of kidney transplant outcomes. I am particularly interested in identifying strategies to prevent immune-mediated injuries following kidney transplantation. Methodologically, I have experience in observational studies using large registries and single centre databases, health services research, systematic reviews, decision analyses, epidemiologic methods for evaluating diagnostic test accuracy in the presence or absence of a gold standard, as well as analytic methods capable of dealing with time-varying variables and competing risks.

Selected Publications

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  • Leah Getchell, Eva Bernstein, Elisabeth Fowler, et al. Program Report: KidneyPRO, a Web-based Training Module for Patient Engagement in Kidney Research. CJKHD. Published December 21, 2020.

  • Sapir-Pichhadze R, Curran SP, Tricco AC, Uleryk E, John R, Tinckam K, Beyene J, Laupacis A, Logan A, Kim SJ, "A Systematic Review of the Role of C4d in the Diagnosis of Acute Antibody Mediated Rejection." Kidney International. 2015 Jan;87(1):182-94. doi: 10.1038/ki.2014.166. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID: 24827778.

  • Sapir-Pichhadze R, Young A, Kim SJ, "Living Donor Age and Kidney Transplant Outcomes: An Assessment of Risk Across the age Continuum." Transplant International. 2013 May;26(5):493-501. doi: 10.1111/tri.12069. Epub 2013 Feb 6. PMID: 23384401.

  • Sapir-Pichhadze R, Parmar K, Kim SJ, "Pre-Transplant Serum Phosphate Levels and Outcomes After Kidney Transplantation." Journal of Nephrology. 2012 Nov-Dec;25(6):1091-7. doi: 10.5301/jn.5000100. PMID: 22383343.