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

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Impact of the new kidney allocation system A2/A2B → B policy on access to transplantation among minority candidatesAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  18:1947-1953. 2018
    2018 Decreasing deceased donor transplant rates among children (≤6 years) under the new kidney allocation systemAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  18:1690-1698. 2018
    2017 Outcomes of Patients Who Undergo Cardiac Surgical Procedures After Liver TransplantationAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  103:541-545. 2017
    2015 The impact of proposed changes in liver allocation policy on cold ischemia times and organ transportation costsAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  15:541-546. 2015
    2013 What liver transplant outcomes can be expected in the uninsured who become insured via the affordable care act?American Journal of Transplantation.  13:1533-1540. 2013
    2012 Outcomes for incisional hernia repair in patients undergoing concomitant surgical proceduresAmerican Surgeon.  78:243-249. 2012
    2011 Outcomes of emergent incisional hernia repairAmerican Surgeon.  77:971-976. 2011
    2008 DiscussionAmerican Surgeon.  74:605-606. 2008
    2008 Does cholecystectomy prior to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer affect outcome?American Surgeon.  74:602-605. 2008
    2008 Risk of complications from enterotomy or unplanned bowel resection during elective hernia repairArchives of Surgery.  143:582-586. 2008

    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
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Diversity Supplement - Stephen Gray  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS
  • Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS
  • Precision High Intensity Training through Epigenetics (PHITE)  awarded by Wright State University
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERIT MEDICAL (*)
  • Private Grant  awarded by VITAL THERAPIES, INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by ORGANOX LIMITED
  • Resveratrol and Exercise to Treat Functional Limitations in Late Life  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • 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
  • 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
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB NRG Oncology Member Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION
  • UAB NRG Oncology Member Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • Health Services and Outcomes Research Training, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Full Name

  • Stephen Gray