Dr. Marlyn Mayo, liver disease & PBR specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Marlyn Mayo, M.D.

Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Associate Professor
Internal Medicine

Meet Dr. Marlyn Mayo
Liver Disease Specialist

Marlyn Mayo, M.D., specializes in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic liver diseases, and she enjoys establishing a friendly and supportive relationship with her patients. Dr. Mayo has a keen interest in immune-mediated liver diseases such as primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, overlap syndromes, and liver diseases in pregnancy. She also has a special interest in the management of itching from liver disease.

Every time a patient dies from an autoimmune disease, I want to work harder to find a cure.” 

Since some immune-mediated liver diseases primarily affect women, Dr. Mayo has a particular interest in evaluating pregnant women and is involved in a research study examining jaundice in pregnant women. 

Dr. Mayo finds it gratifying to take a patient who was probably told she could never get pregnant, or should not get pregnant, and work with her to deal with her chronic disease. “It only takes nine months to see a baby at the end, instead of years and years of research to see results,” she says.

Clinical Interests

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Liver disease in the pregnant patient
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Management of itching from liver disease