Jayme Locke MD, MPH, FACS

Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Graduated From: 
Undergraduate: Duke University, Medical School: East Carolina University School of Medicine, MPH: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Residency/Fellowship: Johns Hopkins
Current Position: 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Current Projects: 
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.  
Fun Facts: 

Favorite food is a Cherry ICEE and I am addicted to Sports Center.