Dr. Pedersen is a native Texan and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, he was pleased to return to Texas to complete his fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is excited to be on a team that practices on the forefront of liver transplant. His clinical interests include cholestatic liver diseases, autoimmune liver diseases, viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver transplantation. He is passionate about medical education and is currently the co-course director of the second year medical student course on digestive and liver diseases. Outside of medicine, Dr. Pedersen’s interests include running, hiking, reading, and spending time with his family.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2013)
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (2016), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Gastroenterology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Transplant Hepatology

Research Interest

  • Cholestatic Liver Diseases
  • Liver Transplantation


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Managing the Symptoms and Complications of Cholestasis.
Pedersen MR, Mayo MJ, Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) 2020 Mar 15 3 120-124
Genotype specific peripheral lipid profile changes with hepatitis C therapy.
Pedersen MR, Patel A, Backstedt D, Choi M, Seetharam AB, World J. Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec 22 46 10226-10231
Pretransplant Factors and Associations with Postoperative Respiratory Failure, ICU Length of Stay, and Short-Term Survival after Liver Transplantation in a High MELD Population.
Pedersen MR, Choi M, Brink JA, Seetharam AB, J Transplant 2016 2016 6787854
Infections after orthotopic liver transplantation.
Pedersen M, Seetharam A, J Clin Exp Hepatol 2014 Dec 4 4 347-60


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Honors & Awards

  • AASLD Fellow Ambassador Award
    American ASsociation for the Study of Liver Diseases (2018)
  • Resident of the Year
    University of Arizona College of Medicine (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Transplantation (2018)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2016)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2015)