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Benjamin Philosophe, MD PhD

Clinical Chief of Division of Transplantation
Professor of Surgery
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410-614-2989

Primary Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Clinical Chief of Division of Transplantation
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center

Expertise

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

Research Interests

Prediction of donor organ functionality; Transplant Rejection

Biography

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 bphilosophe@jhmi.edu

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Board of Surgery

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Boston University School of Medicine ( Boston MA ) (1983)

    Residencies

    • Barnes - Jewish Hospital/General Surgery ( St Louis MO ) (1995)

    Fellowships

    • University of Maryland Fifth Pathway Verification ( Baltimore MD ) (1998)

    Certifications

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

    Selected Publications

    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

    Washington Post Magazine's Super Doctors Award (General Surgery)

    Baltimore Magazine's Top Docs Award for (Hepatobiliary Surgery and Transplant Specialists)
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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-215-2989
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-2989
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    Department/Division

    • Surgery - Transplant Surgery

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