Positions

Overview

  • 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Surgical management of gastroesophageal varices.  205-232. 2014

    Research Overview

  • liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, outcomes research, health disparities research
  • Investigator On

  • ACES - ACE Inhibitors Combined with Exercise for Hypertensive Seniors  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by ORGANOX LIMITED 2016 - 2021
  • Precision High Intensity Training through Epigenetics (PHITE)  awarded by Wright State University 2016 - 2021
  • Resveratrol and Exercise to Treat Functional Limitations in Late Life  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • UAB NRG Oncology Member Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION 2015 - 2019
  • UAB NRG Oncology Member Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION 2014 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERIT MEDICAL (*) 2012 - 2019
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • UAB 1356: A Phase II Randomized Multicenter Placebo-Controlled Blinded Study of Sorafenib Adjuvant Therapy in High Risk Orthotopic Liver Transplant (OLT) Recipients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)  awarded by University of California, Los Angeles 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 2016 - 2017
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Diversity Supplement - Stephen Gray  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS 2014 - 2016
  • Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2013 - 2015
  • UAB 1356 - A Phase II Randomized Multicenter Placebo-Controlled Blinded Study of Sorafenib Adjuvant Therapy in High Risk Orthotropic Liver Transplant (OLT) Recipients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)  awarded by University of California, Los Angeles 2014 - 2015
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by VITAL THERAPIES, INC 2012 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship 2004
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2010
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 2005
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • Health Services and Outcomes Research Training, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007
  • Full Name

  • Stephen Gray