Dr. Shaifali Sandal is an Assistant Professor and a Transplant Nephrologist at the McGill University Health Centre. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, Nephrology fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Transplant Nephrology fellowship at the McGill University Health Center, and a research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include addressing barriers to living donor kidney transplantation and re-transplantation. She is an investigator with the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program and has received three peer-reviewed grants to support her work. Currently she serves as the chair of the Young Members Committee with the TTS.
Dr. Elmi Muller is a transplant surgeon from South Africa and the head of the transplantation service at Groote Schuur Hospital. Her research is in HIV positive transplantation: the “HIV positive to positive” transplant programme she started at in 2008 changed the life of many socioeconomically disadvantaged people. Currently she is president of the South African Transplantation Society and councillor for Middle East/Africa for the international Transplantation Society (TTS). She received the Checkers-Shoprite Women of the Year award in 2011 and was featured in The Lancet in 2012 under the title: ‘Elmi Muller; bending rules, changing guidelines, making history.’ Dr Muller has experience in both tertiary academic medicine as well as private practice and has been organizing projects both locally in South Africa as well as internationally. She had been a faculty member/advisor for several World Health Organization workshops and has significant experience in health management in the field of transplantation. She has collaborated with many international leaders and is currently involved in research collaboration projects at the University of Cape Town, Hopkins University (USA) and Lund University (Sweden). Dr Muller does clinical work in the field of transplantation and vascular access.
Dorry L. Segev Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has made significant contributions to the field of transplantation, including developing a mathematical model to facilitate a nationwide Kidney Paired Donation program, both in the US and Canada. He is also known for his role in getting the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (or HOPE Act) signed into law. Segev is an award-winning and international teacher in swing dance and Lindy Hop with Gentry. In 2005, Segev and Gentry started Charm City Swing, a non-profit organization in Baltimore, MD that is dedicated to introducing the art of swing dance to non-dancers. Charm City Swing found a permanent home at the Mobtown Ballroom in 2012.