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Assistant Professor
Medical Director for Pediatric Transplant at Children's Of Alabama

Areas of Interest
liver transplantation, kidney transplantation, pediatric liver/kidney transplantation, living donor liver transplant, adult and pediatric hepatobiliary surgery, and transplant oncology



Dr. Marcos Pozo Jatem attended Universidad de los Andes Medical School in Bogotá, Colombia, where he received his M.D. at the top of his class in 2012. He completed his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2019. He subsequently moved to Chicago, where he completed an adult abdominal transplantation surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and completed the Bioethics Scholar programs at the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities of Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2021. His interest in treating pediatric patients led to additional training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where he completed a pediatric transplant and advanced hepatobiliary surgery fellowship in 2022.

Honors and Awards

Fellow Teaching Award for the 2020-21 Academic Year, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL (2021)

The Anthony L. Imbembo Resident Teaching Award for the 2018-19 Academic Year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2019)

The John L. Cameron Award for Technical Excellence in Surgery for the 2018-19 Academic Year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2019)

Grand Rounds for the Department of Surgery 1/17/19 Speaker, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, (2019)

‘Intern of the Year’ Award for 2014-15 Academic Year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (2014)

Selected Publications

Hicks CW, Bae S, Pozo ME, DiBrito SR, Abularrage CJ, Segev DL, Garonzik-Wang J, Reifsnyder T. Practice patterns in arteriovenous fistula ligation among kidney transplant recipients in the United States Renal Data Systems. J Vasc Surg (2019);70(3):842-852. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.11.048.

Haugen CE, Holscher CM, Garonzik-Wang J, Pozo ME, Warsame F, McAdams-DeMarco M, Segev DL. National Trends in Liver Transplantation Among Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc (2018);66(12):2321-2326. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15583

Pozo ME, Fang SH. The Watch and Wait Approach for Rectal Cancer: A Review. World J Gastrointest Surg (2015); 7(11):306-12. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i11.306

Arias F, Herrera-Almario G, Pozo ME, Londono-Schimmer E, Otero JM, Cardona A, Cortes N, Mora M. Safety and quality outcomes in peritoneal surface malignancy patients: developing a national center for excellence in Colombia. Ann Surg Onc (2015); 22(5):1733-8. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014- 4064-0

Pozo ME, Leow JJ, Groen KS, Kamara TB, Hardy MA, Kushner AL. An overview of renal replacement therapy and health care personnel deficiencies in sub-Saharan Africa. Transplant International 2012 (June); 25(6):652-657. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2012.01468.x.

Leow JJ, Pozo ME, Groen KS, Kushner AL. Social media in low-resource settings: A role for Twitter and Facebook in global surgery? Surgery 2012 (Feb); 151(6):767-769 doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2011.12.024.

Pozo ME, Casey K, Kushner AL. Can Twitter campaigns increase awareness about health issues? Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 2011 (Feb); 96(2):44-45

Ramírez J, Pozo, ME. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Trends and controversies in Management. Rev Colomb Cir 2010 (Dec); 25(4):323-331


Medical School
Universidad de los Andes Medical School, Bogotá, Colombia

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
General Surgery 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Pediatric Transplant and Advanced Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery



Campus Address
University of Alabama at Birmingham
701 19th Street South Lyons-Harrison Research Building
Birmingham, AL 35294

Academic Office: (205) 934-2131