Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Areas of expertise:
- Critical care
- Pre-hospital emergency care
- Resuscitation outcomes research
- Bleeding control techniques/large volume blood replacement
- Stop the Bleed, a public awareness campaign urging bystander education on bleeding control
Kerby served in the United States Air Force as an active duty surgeon, deploying as a combat trauma surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002.
From 2005 through 2015, he was the principal investigator for the Alabama Resuscitation Center of the Resuscitation Outcomes Center network, an NIH-funded multicenter trials network focused on outcomes of hospital clinical trials in trauma and cardiac arrest.
He has established military-civilian partnerships between UAB and the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, developing trauma-training programs for Air Force Pararescue personnel and Army 18 Deltas. In addition, the Division of Acute Care Surgery hosts three teams of Air Force Special Operations Surgeons on a permanent basis through a training affiliation agreement with Air Force Special Operations Command.
Kerby serves on the Editorial Board of Shock and The American Journal of Surgery.
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- Air Force special ops surgical team on front lines of ISIS war receives Bronze Stars, Air Force Times
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- Gun violence epidemic in parts of B'ham; View from UAB Trauma Center, Come Back Town, AL.com