Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, is a practicing transplant surgeon, a clinical epidemiologist, and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. After receiving a degree in Computer Science at Rice University, Dr. Segev completed medical school, surgery residency, a multivisceral transplant surgery fellowship, an MHS in biostatistices, and a PhD in clinical investigation at Johns Hopkins. As a young faculty member, he made important contributions to the field of transplant surgery through his seminal work in Kidney Paired Donation, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, featured in TIME Magazine's yearly Innovators feature, and awarded the American Society for Transplant Surgeon's Vanguard Prize. His work also led directly to the Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act of 2007, the congressional bill establishing Kidney Paired Donation on a national level.
As a fellow, Dr. Segev worked with the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (HRSA/HHS) to help design a kidney organ allocation policy that balances justice and utility but avoids age discrimination. Recently, he has continued his work with the OPTN to help design a liver organ allocation policy that addresses the significant geographic disparities that exist in organ availability across the country. Dr. Segev has also continued his work on congressional policy in organ transplantation, conceiving of and successfully passing for the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act of 2013, opening the doors for the United States to lead the world in developing the field of HIV-to-HIV organ transplants. His research portfolio is strongly linked to and motivated by his policy advocacy; to date he has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals like JAMA and NEJM, many of which have been used to inform policy decisions.