Dwain Thiele, M.D.

Dwain Thiele, M.D.

  • Jan and Henri Bromberg Chair in Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Transplant Medicine


Dr. Thiele joined the Department of Internal Medicine in 1983, and the Graduate Program in Immunology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1986. He served as Chief of Hepatology from 1998-2005, Interim Chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases from 2002-2005, Vice Chair for Financial Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine from 2005-2010 and as Interim Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, 2009-2010 before assuming his current position as Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean.

Dr. Thiele has broad interests in clinical hepatology, with special interests in acute viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis and acute hepatitis of unknown etiology. Research conducted in Dr. Thiele’s laboratory focuses on delineating mechanisms of cytotoxic lymphocyte activation, differentiation and effector function, and exploring the role of these immune effector mechanisms in clearance of viral infections from the liver.

Dr. Thiele was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018 and 2020.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1974-1977)
  • Residency - Duke University School of Medicine (1977-1980), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (1980-1983), Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association for Immunologists
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Gastroenterological Association
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, (2018, 2020)
  • American Association of Physicians 2004
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation 1997
  • Best Doctors in America 1996
  • Teacher of the Year, UT Southwestern Gastroenterology Training Program 1994
Books & Publications
  • Transplantation immunology
  • Cytotoxic lymphocyte function
  • Antiviral immune responses

Clinical Focus

  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Transplant Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

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