Liver transplant is the standard of care for children with end-stage liver disease, specific metabolic disorders or liver tumors. The multidisciplinary Liver Transplant Program at Texas Children’s Hospital has performed over 40 pediatric liver transplants each year, making us one of the most active programs in the nation. Since 1988, more than 500 patients have received new livers. All aspects of pre- and post-liver transplant care are provided in a state-of-the-art setting using the most advanced technology.

Program Highlights:

  • One of the largest pediatric liver transplant programs in the nation with excellent outcomes
  • Offers pediatric transplant from infancy to young adulthood
  • Performs whole organ, reduced-liver, in-situ split-liver and ABO incompatible transplants
  • Comprehensive solid organ transplant center
  • Dedicated transplant infectious disease physicians, immunologist, neuropsychologist, transfusion medicine specialist, dietitian, pharmacist, child life specialist and social worker
  • Offers general surgery for Kasai portoenterostomy, biliary diversions and liver resections
  • Advanced endoscopy including pediatric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Extracorporeal liver support (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System ‘MARS’ and plasmapheresis) and dialysis
  • Access to world-renowned subspecialties of Texas Children’s Hospital, including a specialized liver tumor center
  • Designated as a Wilson’s Center of Excellence
  • Comprehensive adolescent transition program and family support groups
  • Double and triple organ transplant capability (e.g. liver-kidney, heart-liverlung transplant)
  • Specialized clinics for a comprehensive range of children’s liver problems including biliary atresia, metabolic disease, liver tumors, viral hepatitis, intestinal rehabilitation, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and fatty liver disease
  • A caring and welcoming, family-centered, culturally sensitive environment
  • A medical institution at the cutting edge of research in children’s liver diseases, involved in 15 clinical trials, NIH and pharmaceutical funded
  • International Patient Services Department, 24/7 language services
  • Many local housing options including Ronald McDonald House and Nora’s Home
  • Accredited transplant medicine and surgical fellowships