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Campus Address KB 401 Zip 0016
Phone  (205) 934-8047
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Medical School  University of Alabama S.O.M.    2003  MD 
Graduate  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2003  PhD 
Graduate  Mayo Clinic    2004  MD 
Residency  Mayo Clinic    2008  General Surgery 
Fellowship  Mt. Sinai Medical Center    2009  Minimally Invasive Surgery 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Associate Professor
Secondary  Pathology   Molecular & Cellular Pathology Assistant Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Jayleen Grams,MD,PhD joined UAB Gastrointestinal Surgery Division in 2009. She recieved her dual degree in the Medical Science Training Program of UAB. Dr. Grams recieved the John W. Kirklin Research and Education Fellowship Award in 2013-14. Her work and research has made her a sought after conference speaker. She presents internationally on research and surgical topics related to gastro-intestinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Grams clinical projects seek to understand the factors that impact postoperative patient outcomes after bariatric surgery. Dr. Grams basic science projects investigate the biochemical and molecular basis of obesity associated medical problems, specifically Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Research/Clinical Interest
Roux en Y gastric bypass, laparoscopy, endoscopy, bariatric surgery

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Comparison of intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastomosis in laparoscopic-assisted hemicolectomy.
Grams J, Tong W, Greenstein AJ, Salky B.
Surg Endosc. 2010 Aug;24(8):1886-91. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0865-9. Epub 2010 Jan 29. 
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: long term clinical outcomes.
Obeid A, Long J, Kakade M, Clements RH, Stahl R, Grams J.
Surg Endosc. 2012 Dec;26(12):3515-20. doi: 10.1007/s00464-012-2375-4. Epub 2012 Jun 9.
Association between Surgical Care Improvement Program venous thromboembolism measures and postoperative events.
Altom LK, Deierhoi RJ, Grams J, Richman JS, Vick CC, Henderson WG, Itani KM, Hawn MT.
Am J Surg. 2012 Nov;204(5):591-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.07.006. Epub 2012 Aug 17. 
Helicobacter pylori infection inhibits phagocyte clearance of apoptotic gastric epithelial cells.
Bimczok D, Smythies LE, Waites KB, Grams JM, Stahl RD, Mannon PJ, Peter S, Wilcox CM, Harris PR, Das S, Ernst PB, Smith PD
J Immunol. 2013 Jun 15;190(12):6626-34. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1203330. Epub 2013 May 17. 
Internal hernia after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Obeid A, McNeal S, Breland M, Stahl R, Clements RH, Grams J.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Feb;18(2):250-5; discussion 255-6.