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Jayleen M. Grams, M.D

Jayleen M. Grams, M.D
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
General Surgery-Gastrointestinal Section
Phone: (205) 934-8047
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Dr. Jayleen Grams joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009. A native of Minnesota, Grams received her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University and matriculated into the Medical Scientist Training Program at the UAB. Here, she completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology and her M.D. in 2003. She returned to Minnesota to complete a general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, N.Y. Dr. Grams’ clinical practice focuses on foregut and bariatric surgery. She is also involved in an active research program as a surgeon scientist and the education of medical students, surgery residents, and minimally invasive surgery fellows. She serves as the assistant MIS fellowship director. She is the current chair of the Resident and Fellows Education Committee for the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract.

Internship: Mayo Clinic, 2003-2004

Residency: Mayo Clinic, 2004-2008

Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2008-2009

Certification: American Board of Surgery 

Clinical Interests
foregut and bariatric surgery, focusing on disorders such as achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal or paraesophageal hernias, and morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome

Research Interests
adipocyte biology and dysmetabolism; the contribution of the microbiome to obesity and improvement of dysmetabolism after bariatric surgery, as well as clinical outcomes following bariatric surgery