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Sommer Gentry, Ph. D.,
Professor Sommer Gentry


Above: me with my closest collaborator, my husband Dorry L. Segev, M.D., Ph.D.

E.K.H. Chow, A.B. Massie, X. Luo, C.E.Wickliffe, S.E. Gentry, A.M. Cameron, D.L. Segev. Waitlist outcomes of liver transplant candidates who were reprioritized under Share 35, American Journal of Transplantation 17(2): 512-8, February 2017.

S. Gentry, R. Hirose, D.C. Mulligan. Resolving misconceptions about liver allocation and redistricting methodology, Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery 151(10):991-2, 2016.

S. Gentry, E.K.H. Chow, N. Dzebisashvili, M.A. Schnitzler, K.L. Lentine, C.E. Wickliffe, E. Shteyn, J. Pyke, A.K. Israni, B. Kasiske, D.L. Segev, D. A. Axelrod. The impact of redistricting proposals on health care expenditures for liver transplant candidates and recipients. American Journal of Transplantation 16(2): 583-93, February 2016.

R. Hirose, S. Gentry, D.C. Mulligan. Increasing the number of organs available to transplant is separate from ensuring equitable distribution of available organs: both are important goals. American Journal of Transplantation 16(2): 728-9, February 2016.

S. Gentry, E.K.H. Chow, A.B. Massie, and D.L. Segev. Gerrymandering for justice: redistricting U.S. liver allocation. Interfaces 45 (5): 462-80, September 2015.

S. Gentry, D.L. Segev, B.L. Kasiske, D.C. Mulligan, and R. Hirose. Robust models support redistricting liver allocation to reduce geographic disparity. Transplantation 99(9): e159-60, September 2015. 

S. Gentry, D.L. Segev. The best-laid schemes of mice and men often go awry; how should we repair them?  American Journal of Transplantation 15(10): 2539-40, October 2015.

S. Gentry, E.K.H. Chow, A.B. Massie, X. Luo, D. Zaun, J.J. Snyder, A.K. Israni, B. Kasiske, D.L. Segev. Liver sharing and organ procurement organization performance under redistricted allocation. Liver Transplantation 21(8): 1031-9, August 2015.

S. Gentry, E.K.H. Chow, A.B. Massie, X. Luo, D. Zaun, J.J. Snyder, A.K. Israni, B. Kasiske, D.L. Segev. Liver sharing and organ procurement organization performance. Liver Transplantation 21(3): 293-9, March 2015.

A.B. Massie, E.K.H. Chow, C.E. Wickliffe, X. Luo, S.E. Gentry, D.C. Mulligan, D.L. Segev. Early changes in liver distribution following implementation of share 35. American Journal of Transplantation 15 (3): 659-67, March 2015.

S. Gentry, E.K.H. Chow, C.E. Wickliffe, A.B. Massie, T. Leighton, and D.L. Segev. Impact of broader sharing on the transport time for deceased donor livers. Liver Transplantation 20(10): 1237-43, October 2014.

S. Gentry, A.B. Massie, S.W. Cheek, K.L. Lentine, E.K.H. Chow, C.E. Wickliffe, N. Dzebashvili, P.R. Salvalaggio, M.A. Schnitzler, D.A. Axelrod, and D. Segev. Addressing geographic disparities in liver transplantation through redistricting.  American Journal of Transplantation 13(8): 2052-8, August 2013.

S. Gentry and D. Segev. Fast-tracking and fairness: getting organ offers quickly to candidates who will accept them.  Liver Transplantation 19(4): 358-9, April 2013.

Melcher ML, Blosser CD, Baxter-Lowe LA, Delmonico FL, Gentry SE, Leishman R, Knoll GA, Leffell MS, Leichtman AB, Mast DA, Nickerson PW, Reed EF, Rees MA, Rodrigue JR, Segev DL, Serur D, Tullius SG, Zavala EY, Feng S.  Dynamic challenges inhibiting optimal adoption of kidney paired donation: Findings of a consensus conference. American Journal of Transplantation 13(4): 851-60, April 2013.

A.B. Massie, S. Gentry, R.A. Montgomery, A.A. Bingamin, D. Segev. Center-level utilization of kidney paired donation.  American Journal of Transplantation, March 2013.

N. Dzebisashvili, A.B. Massie, K.L. Lentine, M.A. Schnitzler, D. Segev, J. Tuttle-Newhall, S. Gentry, R. Freeman, D.A. Axelrod. Following the organ supply: Assessing the benefit of inter-DSA travel in liver transplantation. Transplantation 95(2):361-371, January 2013.

S. Gentry, R.A. Montgomery, D. Segev. Controversies in kidney paired donation. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 19(4):257-61, July 2012.

S. Gentry and D. Segev.  Living donor kidney exchange, chapter in Clinical Transplants 2011.  Los Angeles, Terasaki Foundation. 

L.F. Ross, W. Parker, R.M. Veatch, S. Gentry, and J.R. Thistlethwaite, Jr. Equal opportunity supplemented by fair innings: Equity and efficiency in allocating deceased donor kidneys.  American Journal of Transplantation 12: 2115-24, August 2012.

S. Gentry, D. Segev. The honeymoon phase and studies of nonsimultaneous chains in kidney paired donation. American Journal of Transplantation 11(12):2778-9, December 2011.

A.B. Massie, B. Caffo, S. Gentry, E.C. Hall, D.A. Axelrod, K.L. Lentine, M.A. Schnitzler, A. Gheorgian, P.R. Salvalaggio, D. Segev. MELD exceptions and rates of waiting list outcomes. American Journal of Transplantation 11(11): 2362-71, November 2011.

S. Gentry, R.A. Montgomery, and D. Segev. Kidney paired donation: fundamentals, limitations, and expansions.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases 57(1): 144-51, January 2011.

D. A. Axelrod, A. Gheorghian, M. A. Schnitzler, N. Dzebisashvili, P. R. Salvalaggio, J. Tuttle-Newhall, E. Pomfret, D. L. Segev, S. E. Gentry, S. Hohmann, K. L. Lentine. The economic implications of broader sharing of liver allografts. American Journal of Transplantation. 11(4): 798-807, April 2011.

P. R. Salvalaggio, N. Dzebisashvili, K. E. MacLeod, K. L. Lentine, A. Gheorghian, M. A. Schnitzler, S. Hohmann, D. L. Segev, S. E. Gentry, and D. A. Axelrod. The interaction among donor characteristics, severity of liver disease, and the cost of liver transplantation.  Liver Transplantation 17: 233-242, March 2011.

D. A. Axelrod, N. Dzebisashvili, M. A. Schnitzler, P. R. Salvalaggio, D. L. Segev, S. E. Gentry, J. Tuttle-Newhall, K. L. Lentine. The interplay of socioeconomic status, distance to center, and interdonor service area travel on kidney transplant access and outcomes. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 5(12):2276-88, December 2010.

D. Segev, S. Gentry.  Kidneys for sale: Whose attitudes matter?  American Journal of Transplantation, 10(5): 1113-4, 2010.

S. Gentry, R.A. Montgomery, B. Swihart, and D.Segev.  The roles of dominos and nonsimultaneous chains in kidney paired donation.  American Journal of Transplantation, 9(6): 1330-1336, May 2009.

D. Segev, L. Kucirka, S. Gentry, and R.A.Montgomery. Utilization and outcomes of kidney paired donation in the United States. Transplantation, 86(4):502-10, Aug 27 2008.

S. Gentry, D. Segev, and R.A. Montgomery.  Working together towards a national kidney paired donation program.  Letter, American Journal of Transplantation 8(3): 722, March 2008.

S. Gentry, D. Segev, M. Simmerling, and R.A. Montgomery.  Expanding kidney paired donation through participation by compatible pairs.  American Journal of Transplantation 7(10): 2361-2370, 2007.

D. Segev, S. Gentry, R.A. Montgomery.  Association between waiting times for kidney transplantation and rates of live donation.  American Journal of Transplantation 7(10): 2406-2413, October 2007.

S. Gentry.  Practitioner's Commentary: The outstanding kidney exchange papers. UMAP Journal 28.2, Summer 2007.

S. Gentry.  Optimization over graphs for kidney paired donation. Chapter in Optimization in Medicine and Biology, edited by Gino Lim, 2008.

E.S. Woodle, Y. Miao, D. Goldfarb, D. Segev, S. Gentry, A. Waterman, M. Aeder, R.M. Lewis, R. Shapiro.  Kidney paired donation: State of the science and practice.  Invited review article, Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation 12(4):384-389, August 2007.

C. E. Simpkins, R. A. Montgomery, A. M. Hawxby, J. E. Locke, S. E. Gentry, D. S. Warren, D. L. Segev. Cold ischemia time and allograft outcomes in live donor renal transplantation: is live donor organ transport feasible?  American Journal of Transplantation. 7(1):99-107, Jan 2007.

R.A. Montgomery, S. Gentry, W.H. Marks, D.S. Warren, J. Hiller, J. Houp, A.A. Zachary, J.K. Melancon, W.R. Maley, H. Rabb, C.E. Simpkins, and D. Segev.  Domino paired kidney donation: a strategy to make best use of live non-directed donation.  Lancet, vol. 268, p. 419-421, 2006.

D. Segev, S. Gentry, and R.A. Montgomery.  Relative roles for list paired exchange, live donor paired exchange, and desensitization.  American Journal of Transplantation, 2006, February, 6(2): 437.

D. Segev, S. Gentry, D. Warren, B. Reeb, and R.A. Montgomery.  Kidney paired donation: Optimizing the use of live donor organs.  Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 293, p. 1883-1890, 2005.

S. Gentry, D. Segev, and R.A. Montgomery.  A comparison of populations served by kidney paired donation and list donation.  American Journal of Transplantation, 2005, August, 5(8): 1914-21.

D. Segev, S. Gentry, J.K. Melancon, and R.A. Montgomery. Characterization of waiting times in a simulation of kidney paired donation.  American Journal of Transplantation, 2005, October 5(10): 2448-55.

S. Gentry, R. Murray-Smith, and E. Feron.  Human-human haptic collaboration on a cyclical Fitts’ task.  IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems,  August 2005.

S. Gentry and E. Feron. Musicality experiments in lead and follow dance.
IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference, October 2004, 4: 984-8.

S. Gentry and E. Feron. Modeling musically meaningful choreography.  IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference, October 2004, 4: 3880-5.

E. Hsu, S. Gentry, and J. Popovic.  Example-based control of human motion.  Eurographics / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation, 2004, 69-77.

S. Gentry and R. Murray-Smith. Haptic dancing: human performance at haptic decoding with a vocabulary. IEEE Systems, Man, Cybernetics Conference, 2003, 4: 3432-7.  Student Best Paper award.

S. Gentry, S. Wall, I. Oakley and and R. Murray-Smith. Got Rhythm? Haptic-only lead and follow dancing. Proceedings of Eurohaptics, Dublin, Ireland, p. 481-488, July 2003.

V. Kulkarni and S. Gentry. Optimal Mode Changes for Highway Transportation Safety. IEEE Systems, Man, Cybernetics Conference, 2003, 2: 1235-40.

J. De Mot, V. Kulkarni, S.Gentry and E. Feron. Spatial Distribution Results for Efficient Multi-Agent Navigation. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2002, 4: 3776-81.

J. De Mot, V. Kulkarni, S.Gentry,V. Gavrilets and E. Feron. Coordinated Path Planning for a UAV Cluster. The First AINS Symposium, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, May 2002.

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