Jennifer Cuthbert, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Dr. Cuthbert completed her medical education at the University of Sydney, where she graduated with honors. She completed internal medicine residency training at Sydney Hospital. She then completed advanced training through fellowships in hepatology and immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Cuthbert joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1981.

Dr. Cuthbert was the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education for seven years, as well as President of The University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine, M.D. Academy for Health Science Education in 2014.

Dr. Cuthbert's research interests include liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and hepatitis. Her research efforts have resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters.


Medical School
University of Sydney (1972), Medicine
University of Sydney (1973), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Ascites and complications of liver disease
  • Jaundice and acute hepatitis
  • Medical education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Elevated ammonia concentrations: Potential for pre-analytical and analytical contributing factors.
Hashim IA, Cuthbert JA Clin. Biochem. 2014 Aug
Establishing, harmonizing and analyzing critical values in a large academic health center.
Hashim IA, Cuthbert JA Clin. Chem. Lab. Med. 2014 Mar
An Automated Model Using Electronic Medical Record Data Identifies Patients with Cirrhosis at High Risk for Readmission.
Singal AG, Rahimi RS, Clark C, Ma Y, Cuthbert JA, Rockey DC, Amarasingham R Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2013 Apr
Multiple factors contribute to positive results for hepatitis A virus immunoglobulin M antibody.
Alatoom A, Ansari MQ, Cuthbert J Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. 2013 Jan 137 1 90-5
Predictors of liver transplant eligibility for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in a safety net hospital.
Singal AG, Chan V, Getachew Y, Guerrero R, Reisch JS, Cuthbert JA Dig. Dis. Sci. 2012 Feb 57 2 580-6
Continuous Furosemide Infusion in the Management of Ascites.
Rogers NA, Gupta S, Cuthbert JA Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research 2012 Feb

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Clinical Science Educator
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • D Magazine - Best Doctor
    1999, 2005 (2008-2015)
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Southwestern Academy of Teachers
    Founding member (2006)
  • UT Academy of Health Science Education
    Founding member (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease