Biography

Dr. Kerr, originally from Canada, received his initial medical and doctoral research training at UT Southwestern.  He then completed training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Washington University in St. Louis.  He joined the faculty at Washington University and received additional training in Transplant Hepatology.  He is excited to be returning to UTSW to join the Liver Transplant program. Dr. Kerr has a clinical focus on transplant hepatology, viral and fatty liver disease, and complications of end-stage liver
disease. He will also participate in the research efforts at UTSW to better understand and treat liver conditions.

Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2004)
Residency
Washington University School of Medicine (2006), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2009), Gastroenterology

Clinical Interest

Liver Disease

  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • Fatty Liver
  • Liver Cancer, Cysts, Masses & Tumors
  • Liver Disease in the Pregnant Patient
  • Viral Hepatitis

Liver Transplant Evaluations

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Biliary Duct Atresia
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Elevated Transaminase
  • End Stage Liver Disease (ESLD)
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Wilson's Disease

Liver Transplant Medicine

  • Antibody Medicated Rejection
  • Immunosuppression
  • Liver Transplantation

Research Interest

  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Transplantation

Publications

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Cysteine sulfinic acid decarboxylase regulation: A role for farnesoid X receptor and small heterodimer partner in murine hepatic taurine metabolism.
Kerr TA, Matsumoto Y, Matsumoto H, Xie Y, Hirschberger LL, Stipanuk MH, Anakk S, Moore DD, Watanabe M, Kennedy S, Davidson NO Hepatol. Res. 2014 Oct 44 10 E218-28
Cholesterol and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: renewed focus on an old villain.
Kerr TA, Davidson NO Hepatology 2012 Nov 56 5 1995-8
Dextran sodium sulfate inhibition of real-time polymerase chain reaction amplification: a poly-A purification solution.
Kerr TA, Ciorba MA, Matsumoto H, Davis VR, Luo J, Kennedy S, Xie Y, Shaker A, Dieckgraefe BK, Davidson NO Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2012 Feb 18 2 344-8
MicroRNAs and liver disease.
Kerr TA, Korenblat KM, Davidson NO Transl Res 2011 Apr 157 4 241-52
Therapeutic RNA manipulation in liver disease.
Kerr TA, Davidson NO Hepatology 2010 Mar 51 3 1055-61
Loss of nuclear receptor SHP impairs but does not eliminate negative feedback regulation of bile acid synthesis.
Kerr TA, Saeki S, Schneider M, Schaefer K, Berdy S, Redder T, Shan B, Russell DW, Schwarz M Dev. Cell 2002 Jun 2 6 713-20
Molecular basis for feedback regulation of bile acid synthesis by nuclear receptors.
Lu TT, Makishima M, Repa JJ, Schoonjans K, Kerr TA, Auwerx J, Mangelsdorf DJ Mol. Cell 2000 Sep 6 3 507-15
cDNA cloning of mouse and human cholesterol 25-hydroxylases, polytopic membrane proteins that synthesize a potent oxysterol regulator of lipid metabolism.
Lund EG, Kerr TA, Sakai J, Li WP, Russell DW J. Biol. Chem. 1998 Dec 273 51 34316-27

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Fellow to Faculty Transition Award
    American Gastroenterological Association/Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (2010)
  • Fellow to Faculty Transition Award
    American Gastroenterological Association/Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition (2009)
  • Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2006)
  • Greg Gurtner Resident Research Award
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2005)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (2004)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Undergraduate Fellowship (Texas Tech University)
    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Foundation (1996)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Undergraduate Fellowship (Texas Tech University)
    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Foundation (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2015)
  • American Society of Transplantation (2011)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2009)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2006)