J. Michael Berry-Lawhorn, MD

Anal dysplasia specialist

Dr. J. Michael Berry-Lawhorn is an internist and anal dysplasia specialist who has helped pioneer the technique of high-resolution anoscopy to examine and biopsy abnormalities in the anal canal. He is involved in studies to develop and evaluate more effective and better-tolerated therapies for anal dysplasia. He treats patients at the UCSF Dysplasia Clinic and is co-director of HPV-related clinical studies or studies related to the human papilloma virus, particularly the form of the virus specific to skin in the genital area that can result in a condition known as dysplasia.

Berry-Lawhorn earned a medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in oncology at Stanford University. He is a clinical professor of medicine in hematology and oncology at UCSF.


Anal Neoplasia Clinic, Research and Education (ANCRE) Center
1701 Divisadero, Suite 480
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7100
Fax: (415) 353- 4298

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Center for Colorectal Surgery
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3606
Fax: (415) 885-7678

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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University of Miami School of Medicine 1985


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1985


Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Oncology 1989

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ellsworth GB, Lensing SY, Ogilvie CB, Lee JY, Goldstone SE, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Jay N, Stier EA, Logan JS, Einstein MH, Saah A, Mitsuyasu RT, Aboulafia D, Palefsky JM, Wilkin TJ. A Delayed Dose of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Demonstrates Immune Memory in HIV-1-infected Men. Papillomavirus Res. 2018 May 25.
  2. Moscicki AB, Darragh TM, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Roberts JM, Khan MJ, Boardman LA, Chiao E, Einstein MH, Goldstone SE, Jay N, Likes WM, Stier EA, Welton ML, Wiley DJ, Palefsky JM. Screening for Anal Cancer in Women. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Jul; 19(3 Suppl 1):S27-42.
  3. Berry-Lawhorn JM, Chrobak D, Jay N, Palefsky JM. Who is ready to screen for anal squamous intraepithelial lesions and why should they perform high-resolution anoscopy? Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Apr; 41(4):254-6.

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