Study shows HIV-positive kidney failure patients were 28 percent less likely to receive a transplant compared with their HIV-negative counterparts from 2001-2012.
UAB’s John Porterfield, a leader in surgical education, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Institute for Surgical Excellence.
UAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community. 
UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.
UAB surgeons performed a record 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide. 
ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.
A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is only the eighth HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
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