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William H. Barber, M.D., D.Phil., F.A.C.S.

William H. Barber, M.D., D.Phil., F.A.C.S.

Trauma/Emergency General SurgeonProfessor of SurgerySpecialty: Trauma, Surgery

About William H. Barber, M.D., D.Phil., F.A.C.S.

W. Henry Barber, IV, MD., DPhil., F.A.C.S., is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Alabama College Of Medicine. Dr. Barber is a native of Gainesville, Florida, and attended Davidson College, graduating cum laude in 1975. He returned to Gainesville for medical school where he served as captain of the rugby football club and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 1979.

Dr. Barber was a categorical resident in General Surgery at University of Alabama in Birmingham from 1979 to 1986 at which time he completed a fellowship in Immunology at Balliol College, University of Oxford, England, and completed his Doctoral Thesis in 1994 and obtained a D.Phil. degree.

He was appointed to the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery in the Division of Transplantation and was subsequently awarded both R01 and U01 research grants from the NIH, related to his work in transplant tolerance induction. He also received a Sandoz research fellowship.

Dr. Barber moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1993 as Director of Renal Transplantation and served as professor of surgery, division director in General Surgery, and director of the Surgical Residency Program until 2010. He then accepted a position in the private practice of General Surgery at Delta Regional Hospital in Greenville, Mississippi, prior to his current appointment at the University of South Alabama. Dr. Barber is author or co-author of numerous scientific publications.

Conditions Treated

  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery


  • Medical School: University of Florida | Gainesville, FL
  • Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, AL
  • Research Fellow: Oxford University | Oxford, England
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Oxford University | Oxford, England
  • Sandoz Fellow: American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, AL


  • English

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • The Society of Surgical Oncology

Official Appointments

  • Peer Review Committee
  • Veterans Administration Research and Development Committee
  • Editorial Board: Graft
  • Editorial Board: Transplant Immunology
  • Guest Editor: Transplantation
  • Guest Editor: Surgery
  • Grant Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Board of Directors: Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
  • Infection Control Committee: University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Division Chiefs Review Committee, Dept. of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Institutional Liaison: American College of Surgeons
  • Cancer Liaison Physician: University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Clinical Cancer Committee: University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Tumor Board Conference: University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Medical Advisory Committee: National Kidney Foundation
  • Trauma Committee: Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Team Leader of the Hospital and Clinical Cancer Committee
  • Performance Improvement Initiative; Adult Pain Performance Improvement Team
  • Principal Investigator in the “Protocol for the Use of Lymphatic Mapping (Sentinel Node Biopsy) In the Staging of Breast Cancer.”
  • Executive Committee of the UH Medical Staff

Presentations at Professional Meetings

  • Seminars in Transplantation Merieux Institute, Lyon, France. June 1992.
  • Grand Rounds – University of Miami, Department of Surgery. November 1994.
  • Societe Francaise de Transplantation Meeting, Paris, France. December 1994.
  • Necker’s Seminars in Nephrology, Paris, France. May 1995.
  • Meeting of Nantes/Actualite‘s/Transplantation, Nantes, France. June 1996.
  • American Society of Transplant Physicians First Winter Symposium, Squaw-Peak, Arizona. February 1997.
  • Renal Update, Jackson, Mississippi. May 1998.
  • American Society of Nephrology, 31st Annual Meeting. October 25-28, 1998.
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, May 19-22, 1999.
  • Federation of Clinical Immunology Society, San Francisco, CA. June 26-July 1, 2002.
  • American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Nashville, TN. Annual Meeting, 2002.
  • Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium, Biloxi, MS. April 2003.
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