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The Kidney Transplant that Changed HIV Stigma Forever | Dorry Segev | TEDxJHU

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Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, is the Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology and Associate Vice Chair of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. With a focus on big data in healthcare, he is the founder and director of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation (ERGOT), the largest and most successful group of its kind internationally. Dr. Segev is the first to demonstrate the survival benefit of incompatible kidney transplantation, and is also responsible for the first HIV-to-HIV transplants in the United States. Dr. Segev is also an award-winning and international teacher of Swing Dance and Lindy Hop. In 2005, Dr. Segev and his wife, Dr. Sommer Gentry, started Charm City Swing, a non-profit organization in Baltimore, MD dedicated to introducing the art of swing dance to non-dancers. “I just find things in my line of work that piss me off, and I try to fix them.” That’s exactly what he did in his efforts to legalize HIV-to-HIV transplants. Following his journey from clinical trials, lobbying in Congress, to his team being photographed with President Obama, Dr. Segev worked throughout various realms of society. His work in the operating room has revolutionized transplant surgery, making history last week by carrying out the first ever living donor HIV-HIV kidney transplant. As a champion swing dancer promoting engagement with the arts in Baltimore, he truly connects the dots while offering hope of a better future to millions around the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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