Meet Dr. Thomas KerrLiver Disease and Transplant Specialist in Dallas

As a hepatologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Thomas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in evaluating and treating a full range of acute and chronic liver diseases  – from hepatitis and cirrhosis to liver failure and pre- and post-transplant care.

A driving force that led Dr. Kerr to focus on liver conditions was seeing just how transformative the right treatment can be.

“While going through my training, I was struck by how a patient who was terribly sick with advanced liver disease could undergo a liver transplant, and then six months or a year later appear completely healthy with an excellent quality of life,” he says.

Fellowship trained, Dr. Kerr has special expertise in liver transplant medicine and in caring for patients with end-stage liver disease, viral hepatitis, and fatty liver disease. He also performs routine colonoscopies and upper gastrointestinal endoscopies.

Strength of a Multidisciplinary Program

Dr. Kerr is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology. He’s proud to be part of UT Southwestern’s skilled, multidisciplinary team, which includes experts in every major liver disease.

“Taking care of patients with liver disease requires both a hepatologist and specialists such as surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists,” he says.

“UT Southwestern has an excellent team that can take care of any liver condition that comes up, and we work together to determine the best course of action.”

The strength of the program, Dr. Kerr says, is that it’s made up of clinicians from a variety of backgrounds, all focused on delivering the best possible care.

“Patient care is about making people’s lives better and longer,” he says. “We focus on what’s best for each individual patient.”