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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address LHRB 710 Zip 0007
Phone  205-975-7622
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Medical School  University of Minnesota    1986  MD 
Graduate  University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics    1988  MD 
Residency  University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics    1992  MD 
Fellowship  University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics    1994  MD 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Transplantation Professor
Center  Surgery   Alabama Transplant Center Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Center  Medicine  Comprehensive Diabetes Ctr (Org Ret) Professor
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio (Org Ret) Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Professor Devin E. Eckhoff, M.D. has been a faculty member of the UAB Department of Surgery since 1999. He currently directs the Division of Transplantation.
Dr. Eckhoff was an honors student who received numerous awards as an undergraduate, medical student, and house officer. During his residency and fellowship he developed a keen interest in research. After one year in the Transplant Research laboratories at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was awarded the Sandoz Fellowship Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Following his two-year clinical fellowship, he was recruited to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has devoted his academic career in pursuit of innovative research in the areas of liver transplantation, islet transplantation, immune tolerance, and gene therapy. As a researcher he has been awarded or associated with 39 grants.
His research has culminated in over 100 published manuscripts, more than 160 abstracts or poster presentation, and over 66 oral presentations at national and international meeting. In addition he has written numerous book chapters and presented numerous invited lectureships. He has served on four distinguished editorial boards.
In addition to being skilled transplant surgeon, Dr. Eckhoff has actively participated in the Medical Mentor Program and the Minority Medical Education Program since 1997 and has served as a medical student preceptor since 1994.

Research/Clinical Interest
A Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Study of Thymoglobulin Induction Therapy with a Calcineurin-Inhibitor Sparing Regimen in Liver Transplant Patients.
Pancreatic Islet cell transplantation,andd function. Liver transplantation

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Klintmalm GB, Davis GL, Teperman L, Netto GJ, Washburn K, Rudich SM, Pomfret EA, Vargas HE, Brown R, Eckhoff D, Pruett TL, Roberts J, Mulligan DC, Charlton MR, Heffron TG, Ham JM, Douglas DD, Sher L, Baliga PK, Kinkhabwala M, Koneru B, Abecassis M, Millis M, Jennings LW, Fasola CG. A randomized, multicenter study comparing steroid-free immunosuppression and standard immunosuppression for liver transplant recipients with chronic hepatitis C. Liver Transpl. 2011
Dec;17(12):1394-403. doi: 10.1002/lt.22417.  
Lang JD Jr, Teng X, Chumley P, Crawford JH, Isbell TS, Chacko BK, Liu Y, Jhala N, Crowe DR, Smith AB, Cross RC, Frenette L, Kelley EE, Wilhite DW, Hall CR, Page GP, Fallon MB, Bynon JS, Eckhoff DE, Patel RP. Inhaled NO accelerates restoration of liver function in adults following orthotopic liver transplantation. J Clin Invest. 2007 Sep;117(9):2583-91.
McGuire BM, Julian BA, Bynon JS Jr, Cook WJ, King SJ, Curtis JJ, Accortt NA, Eckhoff DE. Brief communication: Glomerulonephritis in patients with hepatitis C cirrhosis undergoing liver transplantation. Ann Intern Med. 2006 May 16;144(10):735-41.   16702589 
Contreras JL, Eckstein C, Smyth CA, Bilbao G, Vilatoba M, Ringland SE, Young C, Thompson JA, Fernández JA, Griffin JH, Eckhoff DE. Activated protein C preserves functional islet mass after intraportal transplantation: a novel link between endothelial cell activation, thrombosis, inflammation, and islet cell death. Diabetes. 2004 Nov;53(11):2804-14.   15504960 
Eckhoff DE, Young CJ, Gaston RS, Fineman SW, Deierhoi MH, Foushee MT, Brown RN, Diethelm AG. Racial disparities in renal allograft survival: a public health issue? J Am Coll Surg. 2007 May;204(5):894-902; discussion 902-3.  17481506 

liver and pancreas transplantation, islet cells