"Jayme Locke, M.D."

Jayme Locke, M.D., has been named director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Transplant Institute.

Locke’s responsibilities will include articulating the CTI’s vision and mission; creating a strategic plan to fulfill that vision and mission; monitoring the effectiveness of each transplant program; and appointing, supervising and developing CTI program directors.

“I am excited for and humbled by this opportunity,” Locke said. “Without question, our greatest asset as an organization is our people and the collective team we represent. I am proud of what UAB Transplant has accomplished and excited for what the future holds. We are innovative, collaborative and uniquely entrepreneurial, and we are poised to drive the field of transplantation from bench to bedside to policy — setting the standard for state-of-the-art care and science for the foreseeable future.”

She serves as an associate professor in the Division of Transplantation; director of both the Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program and the Transplant Analytics, Informatics and Quality program; vice chair of Outcomes and Health Services Research in the Department of Surgery; and associate chief medical officer for Inpatient Quality and Patient Safety at UAB Hospital.

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