York P-C Pei

York P-C Pei, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Pei is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Nephrologist at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, where he currently directs the Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic. He obtained his research training in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University and later on, in Human Molecular Genetics in Toronto.

He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and has served in the Editorial Board for the Journal of American Society of Nephrology and Grant Review Panels for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and National Institutes of Health, USA. He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, USA.
The major theme of his research program is to identify genetic factors involved in the initiation or progression of common kidney diseases, as potential targets for developing novel diagnostic tests and therapies. His research focuses on genetic, genomic and translational research of several hereditary kidney disorders including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, IgA nephropathy and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome, and is supported by grants from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Physicians Incorporated Foundation, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Nat Mater. 2017 Oct 02;:
Cruz NM, Song X, Czerniecki SM, Gulieva RE, Churchill AJ, Kim YK, Winston K, Tran LM, Diaz MA, Fu H, Finn LS, Pei Y, Himmelfarb J, Freedman BS
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Aug 24;:
Tesar V, Ciechanowski K, Pei Y, Barash I, Shannon M, Li R, Williams JH, Levisetti M, Arkin S, Serra A
Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2016;3:2054358116679130
Kalatharan V, Pei Y, Clemens KK, McTavish RK, Dixon SN, Rochon M, Nash DM, Jain A, Sarma S, Zaleski A, Lum A, Garg AX
Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2017 Jul 20;:
Song X, Haghighi A, Iliuta IA, Pei Y
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(26):e7135
Li W, Li F, Wang H, Long X, Ghimire O, Pei Y, Xiao X, Ning J
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 May 18;:
Iliuta IA, Kalatharan V, Wang K, Cornec-Le Gall E, Conklin J, Pourafkari M, Ting R, Chen C, Borgo AC, He N, Song X, Heyer CM, Senum SR, Hwang YH, Paterson AD, Harris PC, Khalili K, Pei Y
J Clin Invest. 2017 Apr 04;:
Besse W, Dong K, Choi J, Punia S, Fedeles SV, Choi M, Gallagher AR, Huang EB, Gulati A, Knight J, Mane S, Tahvanainen E, Tahvanainen P, Sanna-Cherchi S, Lifton RP, Watnick T, Pei YP, Torres VE, Somlo S

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Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic, Unviersity Health Network
Staff Nephrologist at the Toronto General Hospital