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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address LHRB 719 Zip 0007
Phone  (205) 934-1393
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Medical School  Johns Hopkins University S.O.M.    1987  MD 
Residency  Thomas Jefferson University S.O.M.    1993  MD 

American Board of Surgery  2004 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Transplantation Professor
Secondary  Dept of Medical Education  Dept of Medical Education Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Carlton Young, M.D. joined the faculty of UAB’s Department of Surgery Division of Transplantation in 1997. Professor Young currently serves as The Director of Pancreas Transplantation, The Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity in addition to his roles as a mentor/instructor, clinician and researcher. Dr. Young performed the first pancreatic islet cell transplant in the state of Alabama on June 4, 2004. He was instrumental in initiating UAB’s non-traditional living donor program and paired kidney donation program. One of his many awards was being recognized as one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009. An active researcher, sought after lecturer and extensively published, Dr. Young’s major research interests include studying racial disparities in renal transplantation, pancreatic islet cell transplantation and living donor outcomes. Dr. Young is and active instructor and mentor in the School of Medicine’s General Surgery Training program. In addition, Dr. Young has served on medical missions overseas, and serves the Birmingham community and his faith-based community.

Research/Clinical Interest
Novel methodologies to improve the viability of isolated pancreatic islets. Ethnicity and it's impact on transplantation. Long-term outcomes on living donors. The role of Oxidative Stress in the development of Chronic Allograft Nephropathy.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Contreras JL, Xie D, Mays J, Smyth CA, Eckstein C, Rahemtulla FG, Young CJ,Anthony Thompson J, Bilbao G, Curiel DT, Eckhoff DE. A novel approach to xenotransplantation combining surface engineering and genetic modification of
isolated adult porcine islets. Surgery. 2004 Sep;136(3):537-47. PubMed PMID: 15349100 
Gaston RS, Young CJ. Living donor nephrectomy: understanding long-term risk in minority populations. Am J Transplant. 2010 Dec;10(12):2574-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03324.x. PubMed PMID: 21114640  21114640 
Fan PY, Ashby VB, Fuller DS, Boulware LE, Kao A, Norman SP, Randall HB, Young C, Kalbfleisch JD, Leichtman AB. Access and outcomes among minority transplant patients, 1999-2008, with a focus on determinants of kidney graft survival. Am J
Transplant. 2010 Apr;10(4 Pt 2):1090-107. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.03009.x. PubMed PMID: 20420655; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3644053 
Cherikh WS, Young CJ, Kramer BF, Taranto SE, Randall HB, Fan PY. Ethnic and gender related differences in the risk of end-stage renal disease after living kidney donation. Am J Transplant. 2011 Aug;11(8):1650-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03609.x. Epub 2011 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 21672160  21672160 

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