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

Research Interest

  • Cirrhosis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Transplantation

Publications

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More Than a Rash: Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver Transplantation.
Moraveji S, Pedersen MR, Chandramouli S, Kerr TA, Grant LM, ACG Case Rep J 2019 Jul 6 7 e00107
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
Liver volume in the cirrhotic patient: does size matter?
Hagan MT, Sayuk GS, Lisker-Melman M, Korenblat KM, Kerr TA, Chapman WC, Crippin JS Dig. Dis. Sci. 2014 Apr 59 4 886-91
IDO1 metabolites activate ß-catenin signaling to promote cancer cell proliferation and colon tumorigenesis in mice.
Thaker AI, Rao MS, Bishnupuri KS, Kerr TA, Foster L, Marinshaw JM, Newberry RD, Stenson WF, Ciorba MA Gastroenterology 2013 Aug 145 2 416-25.e1-4
Intestine-Specific Mttp Deletion Increases the Severity of Experimental Colitis and Leads to Greater Tumor Burden in a Model of Colitis Associated Cancer.
Xie Y, Matsumoto H, Nalbantoglu I, Kerr TA, Luo J, Rubin DC, Kennedy S, Davidson NO PLoS ONE 2013 8 6 e67819
Cholesterol and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: renewed focus on an old villain.
Kerr TA, Davidson NO Hepatology 2012 Nov 56 5 1995-8
Hepatitis C and substance use: new treatments and novel approaches.
North CS, Hong BA, Kerr T Curr Opin Psychiatry 2012 May 25 3 206-12
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

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)