Thomas Kerr, M.D./Ph.D.
Thomas A. Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A hepatologist, Dr. Kerr specializes in liver diseases and liver transplant medicine.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Kerr earned his medical degree and doctoral research degree at UT Southwestern. He completed an internal medicine residency, a three-year gastroenterology fellowship, and advanced hepatology/liver transplant training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas Tech University.
Prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015, Dr. Kerr served as an Assistant Professor of internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Kerr’s research interests include liver cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, and liver transplantation. He has published a number of scholarly articles, contributed to several books, and is a guest reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation and Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.
He also serves as co-investigator on a number of clinical trials focused on chronic liver conditions.
Dr. Kerr’s professional honors include the 2009 and 2010 Fellow to Faculty Transition Award from the American Gastroenterological Association/Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition, as well as the 2006 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
He is a member of professional organizations that include the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Transplantation, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.