Sarah R. Lieber, M.D., M.S.C.R., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. Her clinical practice emphasizes patient-centered care for individuals with advanced liver disease in need of liver transplantation.

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Lieber holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She then received advanced training in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology through fellowships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical research from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lieber joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Lieber's research interests are focused on liver transplantation outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, and health behavior intervention design. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Liver Transplantation, Hepatology, The American Journal of Bioethics, Pediatric Transplantation, and Clinical Ethics.

Dr. Lieber is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Society of Transplantation, and the European Association for the Study of the Liver.

Dr. Lieber is the recipient of the 2018 AASLD Innovation Award and the 2019 AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award.

Personal Note

Dr. Lieber’s interests outside of medicine include cooking, cycling, traveling, and spending time with her family and dog.


Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School (2013)
Mount Sinai Medical Center (2016), Internal Medicine
Graduate School
Gillings School of Public Health - University of North Carolina (2019)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2019), Gastroenterology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2020), Transplant Hepatology

Research Interest

  • Health Behavior Intervention Adaptation and Implementation
  • Liver Transplantation Outcomes
  • Patient-reported Outcomes in Advanced Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation
  • Survivorship after Liver Transplantation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Monitoring Cardiovascular Risks Factors After Liver Transplantation May Improve Outcomes.
VanWagner LB, Lieber SR, Liver Transpl 2022 Apr
The Practice of Retransplantation for Recurrent Alcohol-associated Liver Disease in the United States Is Uncommon With Acceptable Outcomes.
Cotter TG, Odenwald MA, Lieber SR, Rich NE, Im G, Charlton M, Singal AG, Mitchell MC, Transplant Direct 2022 Mar 8 3 e1297
Systematic review and meta-analysis: incidence of variceal hemorrhage in patients with cirrhosis undergoing transesophageal echocardiography.
Odewole M, Sen A, Okoruwa E, Lieber SR, Cotter TG, Nguyen AD, Mufti A, Singal AG, Rich NE, Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2022 Mar
"Raising HOPE": Improved Outcomes for HIV/HCV-coinfected Liver Transplant Recipients in the Direct-acting Antiviral Era.
Cotter TG, Wang J, Lieber SR, Odenwald MA, Rich NE, Marrero JA, Singal AG, Mitchell MC, Aronsohn A, Charlton M, Fung J, Transplant Direct 2021 Jul 7 7 e707
Antiplatelet Medications Are Associated With Bleeding and Decompensation Events Among Patients With Cirrhosis.
Lieber SR, Jiang Y, Moon A, Barritt AS, J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 May


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Honors & Awards

  • AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2019-2021)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (2019)
  • AASLD Innovation Fund
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2018-2020)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Society for Transplantation
  • European Association for Study of Liver Disease