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Liver Transplant Program at UPMC
Liver Transplant Program at UPMC

Liver Transplant Program at UPMC

At least 30 million Americans have some form of liver disease. And each year, doctors diagnose about 21,000 new cases of primary liver cancer.

If you're living with a chronic liver disease or liver cancer, you have hope at UPMC’s Liver Transplant Program of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute.

The philosophy of our program is to provide liver transplant services and surgery options to all who will benefit, including those that other transplant centers deem high-risk or unfit for transplant.

Contact the UPMC Liver Transplant Program


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Our Liver Treatment and Transplant Services

Located in Pittsburgh, the UPMC Liver Transplant Program is part of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. This combined effort provides you with a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to your care.

Treatment options for adults who have liver diseases or malignancies include:

Find out what to expect with our liver transplant process at UPMC.


Why Choose UPMC's Liver Transplant Program?

  • Our program is one of the oldest and largest in the United States.
  • Since the program's inception in 1981, more than 6,000 adults have received liver transplants.

From the early years when Dr. Starzl pioneered a new field of surgery to more recent breakthroughs in immunosuppressive therapies, this progress has given hope to thousands of people with liver disease.

Meet some people who chose UPMC for liver transplant surgery.


UPMC and Donate Life America Partnership

UPMC and Donate Life America are partnering to raise awareness of living donation.

Learn more about this partnership.

Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation

As the nation's first pediatric organ transplant program, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has performed more pediatric transplants than any other pediatric center in the United States.

Learn more about pediatric transplants.

Learn More About Liver Transplant and Organ Donation

To learn more, visit UPMC HealthBeat.