Conference Papers  |  ,   |  October 18, 2018

“OK Google–Who Should Get This Kidney?”: Artificial Intelligence and Transplant Algorithms

Slide deck from panel presentation by Duncan McElfresh, Gabriel Schnickel, John Dickerson, and Patricia Mayer.
Presented at the 2018 American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual conference.

  • Part I: Kidney Transplantation & Exchange
    • History of kidney allocation policy
    • Intro to kidney exchange
  • Part II: Artificial Intelligence & Medicine
    • Intro to AI
    • AI in medicine
    • AI in kidney exchange
  • Part III: AI & Ethics / Building a Better Algorithm
    • Challenges of integrating AI & Ethics
    • A way forward?


  • Duncan McElfresh, MS, PhD student, University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science
  • Gabriel Schnickel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine, Division of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • John Dickerson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science
  • Patricia Mayer, MD, MS, Palliative Medicine and Clinical Ethics, Banner Health, Phoenix AZ

More information available at the website of Duncan C McElfresh, PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Maryland.