Dorry Segev studied computer science, electrical engineering, and music at Rice University and then made the pilgrimage to Hopkins for his MD (1996), general surgery residency (2004), transplant surgery fellowship (2006), and PhD (2009). He is now the Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology, Associate Vice Chair of Surgery, and the founding director of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation, the largest and most prolific group of its kind in the galaxy. Dr. Segev was the first to demonstrate the survival benefit of incompatible kidney transplantation, and is responsible for the first HIV-to-HIV transplants in the United States. His NIH-funded research includes incompatible transplantation, living donor risk, novel ways to expand transplantation, HIV-to-HIV transplantation, geographic disparities in organ allocation, and the intersection between transplantation and gerontology.
Dr. Segev has published over 400 high-impact peer-reviewed research articles and is ranked #1 worldwide in transplant expertise and influence (ExpertScape). He was recently awarded a Global Thinkers award from Foreign Policy and the American Society of Transplantation's prestigious Clinical Science Investigator Award. His work has directly influenced policy, including two Congressional bills (Norwood Act for kidney exchange and HOPE Act for HIV-to-HIV transplants), and he recently received a letter of recognition from President Obama for his work to successfully increase access to life-saving organ transplants.
But Dr. Segev is most inspired by his role as a mentor, having mentored over 100 medical students, graduate students, residents, and junior faculty.
Plenary Session - Welcome Address/ Plenary 1 on Big Data
Talk Title - Big Data in Donation and Transplantation
Room - TBD
Dr. Sung is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and the Director of Neurocritical Care at LAC+USC. He is a recognized leader in both fields of stroke and neurocritical care. He was a founding member of both the international Neurocritical Care Society (and its current vice-President) and the Western States Stroke Consortium (and its current President). He is also a founder of the journal Neurocritical Care and its current associate editor. Furthermore, he has had leadership roles in many national organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Stroke Association and the National Stroke Association and has published and reviewed articles for many journals and has been an invited lecturer in conference throughout the world.
Dr. Sung’s research interests include stroke outcomes, critical care management of stroke, intracranial pressure, cerebral reperfusion, and hypothermia. He is the principal investigator for several investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored translation research projects and he recently received funding to examine outcomes in telemedicine delivery of stroke care.
Plenary Session — Plenary 2 on Brain Death Determination
Talk Title - World Brain Death Determination
Room - TBD