Deborah Adey, MD

HS Clinical Professor


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.

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
  1. Association of Physical Function and Survival in Older-Adult Renal Transplant Recipients.
  2. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplant Access within a Theoretical Context of Medical Eligibility.
  3. Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients by General Nephrologists: Core Curriculum 2019.
  4. Report from the American Society of Transplantation on frailty in solid organ transplantation.
  5. Disaster preparation in kidney transplant recipients: a questionnaire-based cohort study from a large United States transplant center?.
  6. Severe Renal Allograft Rejection Resulting from Lenalidomide Therapy for Multiple Myeloma: Case Report.
  7. Efficacy of levofloxacin in the treatment of BK viremia: a multicenter, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
  8. Women and kidney transplantation.
  9. Ionizing radiation during pretransplant evaluation: time to reconsider the evaluation process.
  10. Inadequacy of cardiovascular risk factor management in chronic kidney transplantation - evidence from the FAVORIT study.
  11. KDOQI US commentary on the 2009 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the care of kidney transplant recipients.
  12. The kidney transplant recipient with hepatitis C infection: pre- and posttransplantation treatment.
  13. 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.
  14. Kidney and liver transplantation in HIV-infected patients: case presentations and review.
  15. Time- and exercise-dependent gene regulation in human skeletal muscle.
  16. Alterations in skeletal muscle structure are minimized with steroid withdrawal after renal transplantation.
  17. Exercise capacity and muscle structure in kidney recipient and twin donor.
  18. Health-related fitness and quality of life following steroid withdrawal in renal transplant recipients.
  19. Age effect on transcript levels and synthesis rate of muscle MHC and response to resistance exercise.
  20. Reduced synthesis of muscle proteins in chronic renal failure.
  21. Effects of aging on in vivo synthesis of skeletal muscle myosin heavy-chain and sarcoplasmic protein in humans.
  22. Effect of age on in vivo rates of mitochondrial protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle.
  23. Glomerulonephritis with associated hypocomplementemia and crescents: an unusual case of fibrillary glomerulonephritis.