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Dr. Jayme Locke preps a donated kidney for kidney transplantation surgery as part of UAB's Kidney Chain surpassing 100 surgeries, 2018.

UAB transplant surgeon Jayme Locke, M.D., MPH, has been named one of “Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40 of the Decade for the 2010s” by the Birmingham Business Journal. As one of the paper’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015, Locke was chosen for this year’s list from the nearly 400 other winners who have been included in the annual series over the past 10 years.

The BBJ’s Top 40 Under 40 recognizes a group of 40 young professionals each year who have had a substantial impact on the economy and community of Birmingham, Alabama. This decade’s comprehensive Top 40 list includes a variety of previous winners who have risen to new professional heights or have effected significant change within the city or the business world since their initial inclusion in the list.  

Dr. Jayme LockeDr. Jayme Locke

Locke is an associate professor in the UAB Department of Surgery’s Division of Transplantation, the surgical director of the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program at UAB Hospital and the coordinator of the UAB Kidney Chain, which has continued to remain the longest kidney transplant chain in the country.

Four years after she was first named one of the BBJ’s Top 40 Under 40, Locke is now the director of the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute, the vice chair of Health Services Research for the Department of Surgery and the director of the Transplant Analytics, Informatics and Quality research lab at UAB.

In 2016, she also received the James IV Association of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship, one of academic surgery’s most prestigious honors, and in 2017, gave a talk on living organ donation at TEDxBirmingham that inspired one member of the audience to then join the UAB Kidney chain as a donor.

Learn more about the rest of this decade’s Top 40 Under 40 from the BBJ here or more about Locke’s first appearance on the annual list here.