Sarah R. Lieber, M.D.

Sarah R. Lieber, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Transplantation


Sarah R. Lieber, M.D., M.S.C.R., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Digestive and Liver Disease at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical practice emphasizes patient-centered care for individuals with advanced liver disease in need of liver transplantation.

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Lieber earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and received advanced training in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology through fellowships at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical research from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.

With a strong background in advanced liver disease, clinical research, and ethics, and certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lieber joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Her research interests are focused on liver transplantation outcomes, patient reported outcomes, and health behavior intervention design. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Liver Transplantation, Hepatology, The American Journal of Bioethics, Pediatric Transplantation, and Clinical Ethics.

Dr. Lieber is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Society of Transplantation, and the European Association for the Study of the Liver.

She is the recipient of the 2018 AASLD Innovation Award and the 2019 AASLD Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award.

Personal Note

Dr. Lieber’s interests outside of medicine include cooking, cycling, traveling, and spending time with her family and dog.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (2013-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School (2009-2013)
  • Graduate School - Gillings School of Public Health - University of North Carolina (2017-2019)
  • Fellowship - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2016-2019), Gastroenterology
  • Fellowship - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2019-2020), Transplant Hepatology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver
  • American Society of Transplantation
Honors & Awards
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award 2019
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Innovation Award 2018
  • The Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Travel Award Program 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) 2019
Books & Publications
  • Liver Transplantation Outcomes
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes in Advanced Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation
  • Health Behavior Intervention Design

Clinical Focus

  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Transplantation

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