EM1807E "Liver Transplantation: What an Internist Needs to Know" (IM GR-070618)

The purpose of this session is to review the current state of liver transplantation including indications, contraindications, and long-term medical complications in liver transplant recipients.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify indications and contraindications for liver transplantation and appropriate indications for liver transplant referral.
  • Recognize the need to screen for hepatocellular cancer in patients with cirrhosis.
  • Recognize side effects of commonly used immunosuppression regimens.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Thomas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D.Thomas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

Dr. Kerr is a clinician-education in the division of Digestive and Liver. He is originally from Canada, but 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 returning to UTSW to join the Liver Transplant program in 2015. Dr. Kerr has a clinical focus on transplant hepatology, viral and fatty liver disease, and complications of end-stage liver disease.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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