Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Uterus Transplant
Baylor University Medical Center
Dr. Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD, is the Medical Director of Uterus Transplant Program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She graduated from the Nobel Prize awarding Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Her residency in obstetrics and gynecology was completed at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, followed by fellowships in gynecologic oncology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia. She started performing research in 2009 on Uterus Transplantation and presented her thesis in 2012. She was a pivotal part of the world-pioneering first clinical human trial of Uterus Transplantation that started in Sweden 2012. Since 2016, she is the Medical Director of Uterus Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, which is currently the largest Uterus Transplant program in the world. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M. She is president of the U.S. Uterus Transplant Consortium (USUTC). She serves on the Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Committee for the American Society of Transplant Surgery (ASTS). She also serves on the Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Transplantation Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing – Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (UNOS – OPTN).