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

Liver disease affects the entire body, so it can be challenging to manage, but that gives me an opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients.

 Dr. Grant holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Emory University in Atlanta. She earned a post-baccalaureate in biological sciences at Southern Illinois University. She then earned her medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed internal medicine residency training at Emory University Hospital. She then completed advanced training through fellowships in gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine and hepatology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology, Dr. Grant joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007 as an Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. She was Medical Director of the Digestive and Liver Diseases Clinic at UT Southwestern from 2012 to 2017.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Grant is a member of the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Committee. She is also a member of the Liver Transplant Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee.

Dr. Grant is a fellow of the American Association For The Study of Liver Diseases and is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the Texas Transplantation Society,  the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Transplantation, and the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

Dr. Grant's research interests include Hepatitis C, liver failure, and drug-induced liver injury. Her findings have resulted in numerous clinical trial activities, grant support, regional and local lectures, and peer-reviewed publications. 


Medical School
Wake Forest University School of Medicine (1997)
Emory University Hospital (2000), Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine (2004), Gastroenterology
Research Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center (2007), Hepatology

Research Interest

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
Two-stage liver transplant for ruptured hepatic adenoma: A case report.
Salhanick M, MacConmara MP, Pedersen MR, Grant L, Hwang CS, Parekh JR, World J Hepatol 2019 Feb 11 2 242-249
Outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation: implications for patient selection.
Grant L, Tujios S, Singal AG Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2018 Jan
Liver injury from herbals and dietary supplements in the U.S. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network.
Navarro VJ, Barnhart H, Bonkovsky HL, Davern T, Fontana RJ, Grant L, Reddy KR, Seeff LB, Serrano J, Sherker AH, Stolz A, Talwalkar J, Vega M, Vuppalanchi R, Hepatology 2014 Oct 60 4 1399-408
Clinical and Histological Features of Idiosyncratic Acute Liver Injury Caused by Temozolomide.
Grant LM, Kleiner DE, Conjeevaram HS, Vuppalanchi R, Lee WM Dig. Dis. Sci. 2012 Dec
Drug-induced liver injury.
Grant LM, Rockey DC Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol. 2012 May 28 3 198-202
Gastric bypass surgery improves metabolic and hepatic abnormalities associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Klein S, Mittendorfer B, Eagon JC, Patterson B, Grant L, Feirt N, Seki E, Brenner D, Korenblat K, McCrea J Gastroenterology 2006 May 130 6 1564-72
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Grant LM, Lisker-Melman M Ann Hepatol 2004 Jul-Sep 3 3 93-9
Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus in the Liver Transplant Recipient.
Grant L, Crippin JS Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 2003 Dec 6 6 517-522

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association For The Study of Liver Diseases (2006)
  • American College of Gastroenterology (2020)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2001)
  • American Liver Foundation (2018)
  • American Society of Transplantation (2021)
  • Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (2021)
  • Texas Transplantation Society (2016)