Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Joel T. Adler, M.D., MPH, is an assistant professor of surgery in the Department of Perioperative Care in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation. He specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation in both children and adults, with a particular interest in highly sensitized recipients and peritoneal dialysis access.
Adler’s research focuses on increasing equity in access to care for historically vulnerable populations through the use of technology, increasing the use of marginal organs and novel methods to improve the evaluation and waitlisting process associated with transplantation.
Prior to joining Dell Med, Adler was an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he served as the fellowship director for the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate program director for resident research for the general surgery residency program.
Adler earned his medical degree with honors in research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and his master’s in public health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his fellowship in abdominal transplantation at the University of Wisconsin.