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Liza Johannesson, MD

Uterine Transplant

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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.

LanguagesEnglish, Swedish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

Meet Liza Johannesson, MD

Meet Liza Johannesson, MD


  • Education: Karolinska Institute (2005)
  • Internship: Hallands Hospital (2008)
  • Residency: Sahlgrenska University Hospital (2012)
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

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As of Aug 25, 2020, Liza Johannesson, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

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