Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2022
Dr. Sommer Gentry
Spring 2022 Conference Speaker
Sommer Gentry is a Member of the Faculty at both the Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She’s also the Co-Director at the Cntr Surgical &Transplant Appl Rsrch C-STAR, and Director at the C-STAR Operations Research Core. She designed matching optimization methods used for nationwide kidney paired donation registries in both the United States and Canada, and helped pass a law legalizing paired donation in the United States. Her redistricting work was also instrumental in pushing the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network to make major policy changes that reduced geographic disparities in transplantation. Her work has attracted the attention of major media outlets including Time Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Science, the Discovery Channel, and National Public Radio. Gentry has received the MAA’s Henry L. Alder award for distinguished teaching by a beginning mathematics faculty member, was a finalist for the INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner prize for excellence in operations research practice, and received the US Naval Academy’s 2021 Civilian Faculty Excellence in Research award.