Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Undergraduate: Duke University, Medical School: East Carolina University School of Medicine, MPH: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Residency/Fellowship: Johns Hopkins
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Understanding long-term health outcomes of living kidney donors with isolated medical abnormalities (e.g. obesity); Outcomes among HIV+ transplant recipients.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?:
Cliché or not, to help people. Transplantation gives people hope and the promise for a future they were not sure they could have. It’s humbling to be but a small part of giving someone hope.
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?:
The ability to innovate. More specifically, the opportunity to leave a legacy of innovation through the students we teach, residents and fellows we mentor, and the patients for whom we have had the privilege to care for.