Lou Ann Biermann grew up Washington, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1979 at Southeast Missouri State University and Master of Science degrees in Nursing Education and Health Care Administration at the University of Phoenix. Lou Ann began her nursing career in 1979 at Saint Louis University Hospital working in the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit and later in organ donor procurement and liver transplantation. In 1990, she became the Program Director for Organ Transplantation at Scripps Health in LaJolla, CA. In 2002, Lou Ann assumed the position as Administrator of the Saint Louis University Liver Center and Manager of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. Lou Ann is very active in the community and has served as an exofcio member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center since its inception. She is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Mid-America Transplant in St. Louis, Missouri as well as a member of the Scientifc and Medical Advisory Board of the Friends of the SLU Liver Center.