Location: Audie L Murphy VA Hospital

Elizabeth Coss, MD

Adjoint Assistant Professor

Personal Statement:

Dr. Elizabeth Coss is a full-time academic clinician-educator, with her efforts currently focused on providing care to veterans at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital.


2011-2014: Gastroenterology Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Digestive and Liver Diseases
2007-2011: Internal Medicine Residency, Mayo Clinic, Internal Medicine
2007: Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX


“Conventional Therapy vs. Sequential Therapy for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection”

July 2011-July 2014

Mentors: Byron Cryer, MD, Robert Genta , MD, and Kerri Dunbar, MD.

Responsibility:  This was an ongoing prospective clinical trial looking at conventional therapy and sequential therapy for H pylori infection in the Dallas VA population.  My responsibilities include organization as well as development of a research plan/strategy.  I am co-investigator of this study.

·       Previous

Underrepresented Minority Resident’s Perception of the Recruitment Process 2010-2011Led focus groups with underrepresented minorities throughout the entire graduate medical school to gather perceptions and opinions regarding the recruitment process as a means to increase the number of minority medical students who apply for residency at Mayo Clinic.

Awards & Accomplishments

·       Fellowship

o   North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows, March 2013

ACG offers the North American Conference of GI Fellows (NACGF) as an annual program for fellows, Sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology and endorsed by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, NACGF includes research presentations by the Fellows, along with lectures, breakout sessions and coaching by a distinguished faculty of gastroenterologists. Attendance at the conference is limited to twenty-five Fellows and is by invitation only.

o   Academic Skills Workshop, AGA, March 2014

The Academic Skills Workshop, jointly sponsored by the AGA Institute and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, is designed to equip junior faculty and fellows with essential information to help them navigate and succeed in the highly competitive field of medical academia. By providing an enriching learning opportunity and career/life guidance via mentor-mentee pairings, the workshop specifically targets building the skills necessary for a productive career in basic science or clinical research related to gastroenterology and hepatology.

o   UTSW Fellowship Research Award, June 2014

This award is given to the 2nd or 3rd year research fellow with the most accomplished research project throughout their three years of GI fellowship.


·       American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

·       American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

·       American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

·       Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF)


o   Coss E, Geske JB, Mueller PS.  57-year-old woman with acute lower extremity pain and swelling.  Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 Oct;84(10):e1-4. PMID 19797772.

o   Watt KD, Coss E, Dierkhising R, Pedersen R, Heimbach JK, Charlton MR.  Pretransplant Serum Troponin Levels Are a Novel Predictor of Patient and Graft Survival Following Liver Transplantation.  Liver Transpl. 2010 Aug;16(8):990-8. PMID 20677290.

o   Coss E, Watt KD, Dierkhising R, Pedersen R, Heimbach JK, Charlton MR. Predictors of cardiovascular events after liver transplant: a role for pre transplant serum troponin levels.  Liver Transpl. 2011 Jan;17(1):23-31.  PMID 21254341.