About Liza Johannesson, MD
Dr. Liza Johannesson is a gynecological surgeon with a special expertise in uterus transplantation. She received her medical training at the Nobel Prize awarding Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She went on to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Sahlgrenska University at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, Australia.
Her research on uterus transplantation started in 2009 after encountering women who had been born without a uterus or had their uterus removed due to cancer. She completed her PhD in uterus transplantation in 2012 and the same year she was part of the pioneering clinical trial of uterus transplant in Sweden that resulted in the first live birth of a baby following uterus transplantation in the world.
In 2016, Dr. Johannesson came to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas to work on multi-disciplinary team and launch a uterus transplant clinical trial. In late 2017, Dr. Johannesson helped welcome the first baby in the U.S. born to a woman following uterus transplant. To date, Dr. Johannesson and the Baylor Uterus Transplant team have delivered more than a dozen babies to women with uterine factor infertility.
Dr. Johannesson is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles. She lectures extensively on uterus transplantation at international scientific conferences.
Edades vistasAdultos, Geriatría
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