Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations

About Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations (JHSHO)

Johns Hopkins University has a long tradition of applying Operations Research to improve healthcare operations. Indeed, Johns Hopkins, home to the U.S. Army Operations Research Office between 1948 and 1958, is the birthplace of the field of healthcare operations management in the United States.¹

The Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations (JHSHO), started in 2016, will have a dedicated theme each year and feature global thought leaders from both academia and practice. Hosted by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and supported by Johns Hopkins University’s business and medical faculty, this annual symposium aims to showcase cutting edge operations research applied to healthcare, and facilitate exchange between academics, practitioners, and policy makers in a multidisciplinary platform.

About the Inaugural JHSHO

The theme of our first symposium, to be held on October 1, 2016, is “When Organ Transplantation Meets Operations Research.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Thought leaders in operations research/management science scholars from leading institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Rice University, University of Chicago, and United States Naval Academy;
  • Internationally acclaimed surgeons and medical innovators from premier academic hospitals such as Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center; and
  • Representatives from organ procurement, transplantation, and donation organizations.

This one-day symposium will bring together leading operations scholars, policy makers, and transplant surgeons to share cutting-edge research and practice in organ donation, allocation, and transplantation.

We welcome business, engineering, and medical school faculty, students, and researchers, as well as medical practitioners and policy makers to join us this fall.


Organizing Committee:

  • Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sommer Gentry, United States Naval Academy
  • Ozge Sahin, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dorry Segev, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Sridhar Tayur, Carnegie Mellon University

¹Flagle, Charles D. 2002. "Some origins of operations research in the health services." Operations Research 50, no. 1: 52-60.