Leigh Dageforde, M.D., M.P.H.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Surgeon
Transplant Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 2008
education and training; health services accessibility; healthcare disparities; medical education; mentors; organ transplantation

Dr. Dageforde's research is focused on improving access to organ transplantation for all patients.  Her health services research focuses on addressing discrepancies in organ transplantation: both accessibility of transplant to all patients as well as participation in organ donation. She has also studied the role of a very active local organ procurement organization on increasing enrollment in first-person authorization registry for organ donation and increasing organ donors while decreasing resource utilization.

Dr. Dageforde completed her Master of Public Health degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  She was awarded the 2013 AAS Research Fellowship Award from The Association for Academic Surgery and The Association for Academic Surgery Foundation to pursue mentored research training and scientific publications in the area of health literacy in transplantation focusing on access to organ transplantation.  Additionally, she was awarded the Alfred Blalock Surgical Resident Award for the Most Outstanding Research Contributions in the Section of Surgical Sciences during her residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.