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Contact the Liver Transplant Program

Liver Transplant Program Overview

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Members of the Boston Children’s Hospital Liver Transplant Program evaluate infants, children and adolescents who are potential candidates for transplantation. We manage pediatric patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting transplants and care for children after their transplants. Children cared for in our program may receive whole organ transplants, reduced-size liver transplants, split liver transplants or living donor transplants.

                   Final Liver Transplant

  • In some cases, a liver transplant is done in combination with transplantation of another organ, such as intestine or kidney.

  • Since the program’s inception in 1984, Boston Children’s has performed more than 240 liver transplants.

  • In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Boston Children’s program in gastroenterology #1 in the nation among pediatric hospitals.

Our expertise

Our program at Boston Children's Hospital is a multidisciplinary team of specialists, all of whom have special interest and experience in transplantation. These include:

  • transplant surgeons and hepatologists
  • transplant coordinators
  • pharmacists
  • social workers
  • psychologists
  • Child Life specialists
  • dietitians
  • pathologists
  • an experienced pediatric nursing staff with expertise in day-to-day transplant patient care.

Together, we bring a collaborative approach to the treatment of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses, including:

Collaborating with Dana Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Liver Tumor Fact Sheet

The Liver Transplant Program is an integral part of the Liver Tumor Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, which provides a multi-disciplinary, individualized approach to the management of children with malignant and benign tumors of the liver. This integrated service accepts patient referrals for treatment, second opinions and consultations regarding the potential need for liver transplantation. Click here to download the program fact sheet.



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