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 transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. He does both adult and pediatric liver transplantation and pediatric renal transplantation. Dr. Gray is involved in 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 comorbidities.
Dr. Gray’s research interest primarily pertain to liver transplant candidate evaluation, management, and outcomes for adults, ensuring that culturally and ethnically appropriate assessment strategies are used to eliminate age and racial health disparities. Dr. Gray has a specific interest in the assessment and selection of appropriate older adults for liver transplantation. Additionally, he has been appointed as scholar in the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, which has allowed me to develop mentoring relationships with geriatric clinician-scientists. He previously earned a MSPH in Clinical Research from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. He also has an interest in health services research, specifically identifying modifiable predictors of transplant outcomes.