Heather Stevenson-Lerner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Surgical Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is a liver and transplantation pathologist; prior to becoming faculty at UTMB, she completed a fellowship in the Transplant Pathology Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Stevenson-Lerner leads the Liver Diseases Diagnostic Management Team at UTMB which is well attended by hepatologists, transplant coordinators, fellows, and residents. Her research interests include studying the role of the hepatic immune response in fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma development.
Dr. Stevenson-Lerner earned her B.S. from Colorado State University and worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prior to coming to UTMB for her training in the Combined MD/PhD program. Her PhD training was in infectious diseases and immunology under the guidance of Dr. David Walker. She then completed a residency here and is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Dr. Stevenson-Lerner is on the Executive Committee for Medical School Admissions, received a University of Texas Rising STARs award, and received the Best Anatomic Pathology Award from UTMB’s pathology residents and fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.