Dr. Lawitz received his bachelor of science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his medical doctorate from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas
Prior to The Texas Liver Institute, Dr. Lawitz served at Brooke Army Medical Center in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in positions of chief of clinical services; medical director, Viral Hepatitis Clinic; and Gastroenterology associate program director for the San Antonio Uniformed Health Services Education Consortium.
Dr. Lawitz has conducted extensive research in Hepatology. He has authored over 250 publications and presented his work at both national and international medical meetings. His research and commentary have appeared in numerous issues of the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Lawitz serves as a peer reviewer for multiple journals in Hepatology and Gastroenterology.
Additionally, Dr. Lawitz is a member of organizations to include: American Gastroenterology Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American College of Gastroenterology, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, and The European Association for the Study of the Liver.