Deborah Adey, MD

HS Clinical Professor

Nephrology

Dr. Deborah Adey is a Professor of Medicine. She is a transplant nephrologist with the Connie Frank Transplant Center. She has over 20 years experience in the field of transplantation,

Dr. Adey is interested in education and been involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Adey has been involved in several clinical trials and has interest in infectious diseases related to transplantation. She was an NIH CO-Princiipal Investigator in a trial of treatment of BK nephropathy. Her other research interest is in the field of anti-HLA antibodies, both prior to and after transplantation.

Dr. Adey is actively involved in the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and has served on several committees as well as serving as Chair for several committees and communities of practice. The include the Membership Committee, the Accreditation Committee for the training of transplant nephrology, as well as the Womens Health Community of Practice. In addition she serves on the Board of Managers for the Transplant Nephrology Training Accreditation Program for the AST.

Education
post-doctoral transplant training, 1996 - Kidney Transplant Unit, University of California, San Francisco
Nephrology Fellowship/Research, 1994 - Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Nephrology Fellowship, 1992 - Nephrology, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Internal Medicine Residency, 1989 - Internal Medicine, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
M.D., 1985 - School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American Society of Transplantation, 2015
  • FELLOW, American College of Physicians, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation, 1997
Publications
  1. Lubetzky M, Tantisattamo E, Molnar MZ, Lentine KL, Basu A, Parsons RF, Woodside KJ, Pavlakis M, Blosser CD, Singh N, Concepcion BP, Adey D, Gupta G, Faravardeh A, Kraus E, Ong S, Riella LV, Friedewald J, Wiseman A, Aala A, Dadhania DM, Alhamad T. The failing kidney allograft: A review and recommendations for the care and management of a complex group of patients. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2021. PMID: 34115439


  2. Alhamad T, Lubetzky M, Lentine KL, Edusei E, Parsons R, Pavlakis M, Woodside KJ, Adey D, Blosser CD, Concepcion BP, Friedewald J, Wiseman A, Singh N, Chang SH, Gupta G, Molnar MZ, Basu A, Kraus E, Ong S, Faravardeh A, Tantisattamo E, Riella L, Rice J, Dadhania DM. Kidney recipients with allograft failure, transition of kidney care (KRAFT): A survey of contemporary practices of transplant providers. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2021. PMID: 33559315


  3. Whelan AM, Johansen KL, Brar S, McCulloch CE, Adey DB, Roll GR, Grimes B, Ku E. Association between Longer Travel Distance for Transplant Care and Access to Kidney Transplantation and Graft Survival in the United States. Volume 32 of Issue 5. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2021. PMID: 33712528


  4. Ku E, McCulloch CE, Adey DB, Li L, Johansen KL. Racial Disparities in Eligibility for Preemptive Waitlisting for Kidney Transplantation and Modification of eGFR Thresholds to Equalize Waitlist Time. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2021. PMID: 33622978


  5. Brar A, Gruessner A, Adey D, Tedla F, Yap E, Kaul D, Sumrani N, John D, Salifu MO. Association of Physical Function and Survival in Older-Adult Renal Transplant Recipients. Transplantation proceedings 2020. PMID: 32977978


  6. Ku E, Lee BK, McCulloch CE, Roll GR, Grimes B, Adey D, Johansen KL. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplant Access within a Theoretical Context of Medical Eligibility. Transplantation 2019. PMID: 31568216


  7. Voora S, Adey DB. Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients by General Nephrologists: Core Curriculum 2019. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2019. PMID: 30981567


  8. Kobashigawa J, Dadhania D, Bhorade S, Adey D, Berger J, Bhat G, Budev M, Duarte-Rojo A, Dunn M, Hall S, Harhay MN, Johansen KL, Joseph S, Kennedy CC, Kransdorf E, Lentine KL, Lynch RJ, McAdams-DeMarco M, Nagai S, Olymbios M, Patel J, Pinney S, Schaenman J, Segev DL, Shah P, Singer LG, Singer JP, Sonnenday C, Tandon P, Tapper E, Tullius SG, Wilson M, Zamora M, Lai JC. Report from the American Society of Transplantation on frailty in solid organ transplantation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2018. PMID: 30506632


  9. Walavalkar V, Adey DB, Laszik ZG, Jen KY. Severe Renal Allograft Rejection Resulting from Lenalidomide Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: Case Report. Transplantation proceedings 2018. PMID: 29661456


  10. Lee BT, Gabardi S, Grafals M, Hofmann RM, Akalin E, Aljanabi A, Mandelbrot DA, Adey DB, Heher E, Fan PY, Conte S, Dyer-Ward C, Chandraker A. Efficacy of levofloxacin in the treatment of BK viremia: a multicenter, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2014. PMID: 24482066


  11. Adey DB. Women and kidney transplantation. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2013. PMID: 23978549


  12. Adey DB. Ionizing radiation during pretransplant evaluation: time to reconsider the evaluation process. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2013. PMID: 23620443


  13. Carpenter MA, Weir MR, Adey DB, House AA, Bostom AG, Kusek JW. Inadequacy of cardiovascular risk factor management in chronic kidney transplantation - evidence from the FAVORIT study. Clinical transplantation 2012. PMID: 22775763


  14. Bia M, Adey DB, Bloom RD, Chan L, Kulkarni S, Tomlanovich S. KDOQI US commentary on the 2009 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the care of kidney transplant recipients. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2010. PMID: 20598411


  15. Terrault NA, Adey DB. The kidney transplant recipient with hepatitis C infection: pre- and posttransplantation treatment. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2007. PMID: 17699464


  16. Jordan SC, Tyan D, Stablein D, McIntosh M, Rose S, Vo A, Toyoda M, Davis C, Shapiro R, Adey D, Milliner D, Graff R, Steiner R, Ciancio G, Sahney S, Light J. Evaluation of intravenous immunoglobulin as an agent to lower allosensitization and improve transplantation in highly sensitized adult patients with end-stage renal disease: report of the NIH IG02 trial. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2004. PMID: 15579530


  17. Roland ME, Adey D, Carlson LL, Terrault NA. Kidney and liver transplantation in HIV-infected patients: case presentations and review. AIDS patient care and STDs 2003. PMID: 14588090


  18. Zambon AC, McDearmon EL, Salomonis N, Vranizan KM, Johansen KL, Adey D, Takahashi JS, Schambelan M, Conklin BR. Time- and exercise-dependent gene regulation in human skeletal muscle. Volume 4 of Issue 10. Genome biology 2003. PMID: 14519196


  19. Topp KS, Painter PL, Walcott S, Krasnoff JB, Adey D, Sakkas GK, Taylor J, McCormick K, TeNyenhuis M, Iofina M, Tomlanovich S, Stock P. Alterations in skeletal muscle structure are minimized with steroid withdrawal after renal transplantation. Transplantation 2003. PMID: 12973106


  20. Painter P, Taylor J, Wolcott S, Krasnoff J, Adey D, Tomlanovich S, Stock P, Topp K. Exercise capacity and muscle structure in kidney recipient and twin donor. Clinical transplantation 2003. PMID: 12780672


  21. Painter PL, Topp KS, Krasnoff JB, Adey D, Strasner A, Tomlanovich S, Stock P. Health-related fitness and quality of life following steroid withdrawal in renal transplant recipients. Kidney international 2003. PMID: 12753323


  22. Balagopal P, Schimke JC, Ades P, Adey D, Nair KS. Age effect on transcript levels and synthesis rate of muscle MHC and response to resistance exercise. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism 2001. PMID: 11158921


  23. Adey D, Kumar R, McCarthy JT, Nair KS. Reduced synthesis of muscle proteins in chronic renal failure. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism 2000. PMID: 10662705


  24. Balagopal P, Rooyackers OE, Adey DB, Ades PA, Nair KS. Effects of aging on in vivo synthesis of skeletal muscle myosin heavy-chain and sarcoplasmic protein in humans. The American journal of physiology 1997. PMID: 9357810


  25. Rooyackers OE, Adey DB, Ades PA, Nair KS. Effect of age on in vivo rates of mitochondrial protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 1996. PMID: 8986817


  26. Adey DB, MacPherson BR, Groggel GC. Glomerulonephritis with associated hypocomplementemia and crescents: an unusual case of fibrillary glomerulonephritis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 1995. PMID: 7579081