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Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., Ph.D.

Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Chief of Division of Transplantation
Professor of Surgery

Male  | Languages: English, French, Hebrew

Appointment Phone

410-614-2989

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Ross Research Building

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Titles

  • Clinical Chief of Division of Transplantation
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

Departments

  • Surgery - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital

Locations

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Ross Research Building

Appointment Phone: 410-614-2989

720 Rutland Avenue
Ross Research Building 771B
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 443-287-7178
Fax: 410-614-8741

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Downtown Bethesda

Appointment Phone: 410-614-2989

7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814 map
Phone: 410-614-2989
Fax: 410-614-8741

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-287-7178

10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 460
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 443-287-7178
Fax: 410-510-1526

Expertise

Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Tract Surgery, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hepatic Surgery, Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary, Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatocellular Cancer, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery, Live Donor Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Cysts, Liver Transplant , Liver Transplant Evaluation, Liver Tumors, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Bilary Surgery, Robotic Liver Resection, Robotic Pancreas Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Research Interests

Prediction of donor organ functionality; Liver Fibrosis

Biography

Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., Ph.D., joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as the clinical chief of the Division of Transplantation in October 2012. Prior to this role, he was a professor of surgery and head of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System. In his role at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Philosophe is the clinical leader of the Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, and has focused on minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic hepatobiliary surgery. He was the first to perform robotic total right and total left hepatic resections in the state of Maryland. He has expanded the application of minimally invasive surgical approaches to other hepatobiliary diseases and has improved outcomes and reduced the effects of surgery on these patients.

His academic accomplishments include pioneering work in developing a novel scoring system (Maryland Aggregate Pathology Index, MAPI) used by transplant surgeons throughout to assess the likelihood of a donor kidney function after transplantation. This algorithm can increase the utilization of donor kidneys as the organ quality is better predicted prior to transplantation.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Boston University School of Medicine / MD PhD (1983)

    Residencies

    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital / General Surgery (1995)

    Fellowships

    • University of Toronto / Liver Transplantation (1997)
    • University of Maryland Fifth Pathway Verification / Transplant Surgery (1998)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2001, 2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Among Dr. Philosophe's research interests are uncovering the mechanisms that contribute to transplant rejection and determining characteristics that can be used to better predict donor organ function. His accomplishments include pioneering work in developing a novel scoring system Maryland Aggregate Pathology Index (MAPI) used by transplant surgeons throughout the world to assess the likelihood of a deceased donor kidneys function after transplantation. This algorithm has increased the utilization of donor kidneys and saved many lives.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Super Doctors Award (General Surgery), Washington Post Magazine
    • Top Docs Award for (Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplant Specialists), Baltimore Magazine

    Memberships

    • American Board of Surgery
    • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
    • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    • The Transplantation Society
    • International Liver Transplantation Society
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