The Fall 2016 issue of Hopkins Medicine calls him the “Transplant Titan.” We just call him Dorry, and he’s leading a dynamic and life-saving campaign to make organs available to those who need them.
ERGOT’s Douglas Mogul, MD MPH led a team to create the new Facebook application: Liver Space. Mogul wanted to create a community that connected pediatric liver disease patients and their families and provided them with useful information.
“It’s designed to strengthen online communities, serving as a bridge to health care providers and a portal for conducting research,” Mogul told Sarah Richards at Johns Hopkins.
Mogul is currently in talks about creating a similar site for patients with kidney disease.
Join us as ERGOT founder and director Dorry Segev, MD PhD leads a discussion with student speakers Ashton Shaffer, Jessica Ruck, and Alyssa Martin about the first HIV-Positive to HIV-Positive in the United States.
The talk will take place at 4:30pm on Monday, November 21 in Miller Research Building on the ground floor.
Drs. Niraj Desai and Christine Durand talk with CBS Baltimore about transplanting patients with hepatitis C-infected kidneys. The Johns Hopkins trial includes 10 patients from Baltimore, 5 of which have already been transplanted.
This is now a viable option now the hepatitis C is curable. This has the potential to shrink the transplant waitlist which is currently over 200,000 people in the US, 82-percent of whom need kidneys.
“If we had enough organs, we wouldn’t do this,” says Dr. Desai.