Bile Duct Cancer, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hepatitis, Hepatobiliary, Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Cysts, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplant Evaluation, Liver Tumors, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., Ph.D., joins the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as the clinical chief of the Division of Transplantation. Dr. Ben Philosophe comes to Johns Hopkins from University of Maryland Medical System, where he was a professor of surgery and head of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. In his role at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Philosophe will be the clinical leader of the Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, and will focus on deceased and live donor liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery for benign and malignant diseases. He will also expand the application of minimally invasive surgical approaches to improve outcomes and reduce the effects of surgery on both donors and recipients of solid organ transplantation.
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.
Dr. Benjamin Philosophe can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org