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Susan Lerner

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medical Education
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  • American Board of Surgery


  • MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Residency, General Surgery
    Hospital of The University Of Penn.

  • Fellowship, Liver Transplant
    UCLA Medical Center


    Dr. Lerner earned her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her surgical residency and a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania as well. She completed her multiorgan transplantation fellowship at the University of California's Los Angeles. Dr. Lerner was formerly the Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation at the Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lerner's interests are in kidney transplantation and the surgical education of medical students and residents.
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Lerner SM. Hepatitis C and renal transplantation. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 79(3).

Markmann JF, Markmann JW, Markmann DA, Bacquerizo A, Singer J, Holt CD, Gornbein J, Yersiz H, Morrissey M, Lerner SM, Mc Diarmid SV, Busuttil RW. Preoperative factors associated with outcome and their impact on resource use in 1148 consecutive primary liver transplants. Tranplantation 2001 Sep 27; 72(6): 1113-22.

Lerner SM. Kidney and pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetes mellitus. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2008 Aug; 75(4).

Yersiz H, Renz JF, Hisatake G, Reichert PR, Feduska NJ Jr, Lerner SM, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Geevarghese S, Baquerizo A, Chen P, Busuttil RW. Technical and logistical considerations of in situ split-liver transplantation for two adults: Part I. Creation of left segment II, III, IV and right segment I, V-VIII grafts. Liver Tranpl 2001 Dec; 7(12): 1077-80.

Yersiz H, Renz JF, Hisatake G, Reichert PR, Feduska NJ Jr, Lerner SM, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Geevarghese S, Baquerizo A, Chen P, Busuttil RW. Technical and logistical considerations of in situ split-liver transplantation for two adults: Part II. Creation of left segment I-IV and right segment V-VIII grafts. Liver Transpl 2002 Jan; 8(1): 78-81.

Alfrey EJ, Boissy AR, Lerner SM. Dual-kidney transplants: long-term results. Transplantation 2003 Apr 27; 75(8): 1232-6.

Lerner SM, Hiatt JR, Salamandra J, Chen PW, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW. Giant cavernous liver hemangiomas: effect of operative approach on outcome. Arch Surg 2004 Aug; 139(8): 818-21.

Lerner SM, Markmann J, Jurim O, Busuttil RW. Retransplantation. In: Busuttil RW, Klintmalm GB, editors. Transplantation of the Liver. 4th ed Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, Co.; 2005.

Dick AA, Lerner SM, Boissy AR, Farrell CE, Alfrey EJ. Excellent outcome in infants and small children with thrombophilias undergoing kidney transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2005 Feb; 9(1): 39-42.

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Dr. Lerner did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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