Meet Dr. Jorge Marrero

Jorge Marrero, M.D., brings a family-style approach to care for patients with liver disease.

We provide the best care in a personal fashion.”

Like his father, Dr. Marrero studied gastroenterology, but his path took him beyond general GI into his specialty of liver disease and liver transplantation. Because he specializes in both, he can guide patients who are very ill with advanced liver disease through transplantation to improved health.

As Medical Director of UT Southwestern's Liver Transplant Program, Dr. Marrero oversees all aspects of care when a patient comes in for a liver transplant, from initial evaluation to seeing a patient return safely home. His goal is to treat his patients like family.

“We want them to know that someone is acting in their best interests,” he says.

One of the reasons he chose to specialize in the study and treatment of the liver is that he can offer a solution when the liver fails: There’s hope for getting better.

Helping patients through a liver transplant provides Dr. Marrero with great satisfaction, as do the hugs he often receives from patients. He and his patients go through the transplant process together, and they celebrate together.

Diagnosing liver diseases requires significant expertise to properly interpret test results. Dr. Marrero has more than 15 years of experience in helping patients – and other doctors – understand the problems that occur with livers.

In addition to his work in the Liver Transplant Program, Dr. Marrero is involved in clinical research to improve early detection of liver cancer, and he participates in research for new treatments of the disease.

Clinical Specialties/Interests


  • Liver transplantation


  • Liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Acute liver failure 


  • Liver cancer
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma