Assistant Professor of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||BA||05/2005||Spanish Languages and Literature|
|University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison||MD||05/2010|
|Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston||MPH||05/2015|
I am a kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where my clinical practice is dedicated to clinical care, teaching, research, and service to the community of patients with end stage organ disease. My research is devoted to enhancing access to transplantation by ameliorating disparities, incentivizing more efficient utilization of organs, and improving transplantation as a healthcare system to ensure a fair and equitable process for all.
My areas of expertise include health services research in transplantation that translate to actionable items in national organ allocation policy. My work has focused on economic incentives and market competition among transplant centers in a geographic area; as the national organ allocation policies have changed, this work was featured prominently in the discussions of how transplant centers would behave under different geographic sharing arrangements. Past training in Geographic Information Systems has enabled study of the role that geography, density, and distance play in this complex system.
A significant portion of my clinical time is spent teaching residents and medical students about kidney and pancreas transplantation. This includes teaching on rounds, in formal and informal lectures, and in the operating room. I also spend a considerable amount of time mentoring and teaching research fellows in my role as core faculty at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinically, my expertise is in patients who are particularly difficult to transplant due to immunologic barriers, as well as patients who are surgically challenging due to technical reasons.
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ASTS-CareDx Enhancing Organ Donation and Transplan
(Joel T. Adler, MD, MPH)
Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Development of the Hospital Organ donation Performance Score (HOPS)
Role Description: The goal of this study is to devise an innovative, risk-adjusted score to rank deceased organ donor hospital performance. By using this score, we hope to define targets for quality improvement to increase deceased organ donation.
Role: Principal Investigator
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