Surgery - Transplantation

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    Cooper, David, Co-Director 2016 -

    David Cooper studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School in London (now merged with King’s College London). He subsequently trained in general and cardiothoracic surgery in Cambridge and London, interrupting this training to carry out research for the PhD degree. He was present at the first heart transplant in the UK in 1968, and a member of the team that initiated the heart transplant program at Papworth Hospital in 1979. Between 1972 and 1980, he was a Fellow and Director of Studies in M...

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    Deierhoi, Mark, Division Director 1996 -

    Dr. Mark H. Deierhoi joined the UAB Department of Surgery in 1986. He has been instrumental in the evolution of transplantation surgery at UAB. He currently serves in the renal transplant program. He also sees patients at the VA Hospital.

    Dr. Deierhoi has served widely in his field, most notable with the Southeastern Organ Procurement Foundation assuming numerous committee and leadership roles with the foundation including presiding in 2003.

    A consistently funded researcher, Dr...

  • Faculty Position

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    Anderson, Douglas, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Douglas Anderson grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. He attended Vanderbilt University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering. After graduation, he remained at Vanderbilt to attend medical school before relocating to Atlanta in 2009. Once in Atlanta, he completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in transplant surgery at Emory University. While there, he spent two years in the Emory Transplant Center laboratory rese...

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    Cannon, Robert, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Cooper, David, Professor (P) 2016 -

    David Cooper studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital Medical School in London (now merged with King’s College London). He subsequently trained in general and cardiothoracic surgery in Cambridge and London, interrupting this training to carry out research for the PhD degree. He was present at the first heart transplant in the UK in 1968, and a member of the team that initiated the heart transplant program at Papworth Hospital in 1979. Between 1972 and 1980, he was a Fellow and Director of Studies in M...

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    Deierhoi, Mark, Professor (P) 1996 -

    Dr. Mark H. Deierhoi joined the UAB Department of Surgery in 1986. He has been instrumental in the evolution of transplantation surgery at UAB. He currently serves in the renal transplant program. He also sees patients at the VA Hospital.

    Dr. Deierhoi has served widely in his field, most notable with the Southeastern Organ Procurement Foundation assuming numerous committee and leadership roles with the foundation including presiding in 2003.

    A consistently funded researcher, Dr...

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    Eckhoff M.D., Devin, Professor (P) 2004 -

    Dr. Eckhoff received his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his medical diploma from the University of Minnesota. At the University of Wisconsin, he completed a general surgery residency, followed by a transplantation fellowship from 1986-1994. He joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994. In May 2003, he was appointed director of the Division of Transplantation at UAB and in 2004 he became a full professor. Dr. Eckhoff is a member of ...

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    Fettig, David, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Gray, Stephen, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Stephen Gray completed his general surgery training and abdominal transplant fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. Prior to training at University of Alabama at Birmingham, He obtained a BS from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL and completed his M.D. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Gray has been a faculty member in the Department of Surgery since 2012.

    Dr. Gray’s clinical interest is abdominal organ transplant. He specializes in liver...

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    Hanaway, Michael, Professor (P) 2005 -

    Dr. Michael Hanaway joined the UAB Division of Transplantation in February 2005. A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Hanaway received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, and proceeded to medical school at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1992. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin in 1997, and returned after a year of research at Duke University to complete his multi-organ transplant fellowship in 2000. Dr. Hanaway began his...

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    Hara, Hidetaka, Associate Professor (P) 2016 -

    Hidetaka Hara (MD, PhD) is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hara obtained his MD from Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan in 1995, and then completed a general surgery fellowship and PhD at Department of Surgery at Hiroshima University, Japan. During his surgical and research training, he became interested in organ transplantation, particularly in the field of xenotransplantation. He came to the United States in May 2004 to gain further experi...

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    Hauptfeld-Dolejsek, Vera, Professor (P) 2005 -

    Dr. Hauptfeld-Dolejsek attended the Charles University in Prague, where she obtained a Masters Degree, in Experimental Zoology; PhD in Embryology and Candidate of Science in Molecular Biology.

    She became Board certified for Human Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics D(ABHI) in US by American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.

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    Iwase, Hayato, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Locke, Jayme, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    Dr. Locke completed her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Duke University and her medical degree at East Carolina University prior to matriculating to Johns Hopkins Hospital where she received training in general surgery and multi-visceral abdominal transplantation. Dr. Locke completed her Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined the surgical faculty at UAB upon completion ...

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    MacLennan, Paul, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

    Dr. Paul MacLennan is an epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality. His experience includes collaborations with researchers with diverse interests, including occupational exposures and mortality/cancer, health disparities, diabetes and vision, healthcare utilization, geriatric epidemiology, injury and trauma and solid organ transplantation. He currently serves as a...

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    Orandi, Babak, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

    Orandi comes to UAB from the University of California in San Fransisco, where he also recently completed an abdominal transplant fellowship. Orandi’s research has largely focused on incompatible kidney transplantation and antibody-mediated rejection.

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    Plews, Robert, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2017 -

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    Reed, Rhiannon, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Romine, Margaret, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2019 -

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    Sheikh, Saulat, Instructor - Fellow (P) 2018 -

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    Tao, Zhuo, Instructor (P) 2016 -

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    Wang, Zheng-Yu, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Wang’s current research focuses on identifying human antibody-mediated target antigens on pig kidney/liver/skin cells using CRISPR/cas 9 gene editing, including carbohydrate xenoantigens, SLA Class I and Class II, developing a novel strategy for inducing human T-cell tolerance to pig xenotransplantation to humans, and understanding the mechanisms by porcine liver sinusoidal cells to phagocytose human platelets, thereby alleviating the lethal thrombocytopenia observed after pig liver xenotran...

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    White, Jared, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Jared White completed his general surgery training and his abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2013. Dr. White was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery where he specializes in all aspects of evaluating, managing, and treating patients with end stage liver disease from a transplant surgery standpoint, including management of complications of cirrhosis, management of immunosuppression, and optimization of medical ...

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    Yamamoto, Takayuki, Instructor (P) 2018 -

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    Young, Carlton, Professor (P) 2003 -

    Since 1997, Dr. Young has been Director of pancreas transplantation at UAB. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Young received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. He then matriculated to medical school at Johns Hopkins, graduating in 1987. Dr. Young then returned to Philadelphia to complete his general surgical training at Thomas Jefferson University by 1993. He then spent two years at the University of Wisconsin as an abdominal transplant fellow. After graduation in 1995, he spent tw...

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Kew II, Clifton, Professor (S) 1999 -

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