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Jayme Locke, M.D.

Department of Transplantation Surgery

Areas of expertise: UAB Kidney Chain, HIV/AIDS Transplantation, Healthcare Policy & Reform, Nephrology, Transplantation, Living Donor Kidney Transplantation, Renal Transplant, Paired Donation Programs, Incompatible Kidney Transplantation

jayme lock experts2017Jayme Locke, M.D.

Director of the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program and Transplant Analytics, Informatics & Quality


Locke is an expert in abdominal transplantation, incompatible organ transplantation, transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients, outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities.

Among Locke’s areas of expertise are:  

  • UAB Kidney Chain
  • Living kidney donation
  • Kidney paired donation
  • Desensitization and incompatible kidney transplantation
  • HIV-positive kidney transplant
  • Health services research
  • Healthcare policy and reform

Locke is an abdominal transplant surgeon who specializes in innovative strategies for the transplantation of incompatible organs, disparities in access to and outcomes after solid organ transplantation, and transplantation of HIV-infected end-stage patients. Her research interests include complex statistical analysis and modeling of transplant outcomes and behavioral research focused on health disparities. Locke currently holds an NIH K23 Career Development Award and a Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant through the American Society of Transplantation, and frequently presents her research findings at international transplant meetings, including the World Transplant Congress, the British Transplantation Society, the American Transplant Congress and the National Kidney Foundation. 

She has been selected for the prestigious James IV Traveling fellowship, which aims to promote communication and collaboration in the surgical community. She also has received the American Transplant Congress Young Investigator Award, the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 and was named one of’s 2015 Women Who Shape the State.

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