Liver Diseases

Helen Te, MD, with a patient

Expertise & Personalized Care for Every Patient

The Center for Liver Diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine offers leading-edge approaches for diagnosing and treating the full range of chronic and acute liver diseases in adults. In addition to receiving the most effective therapies, patients here receive personalized support and patient education to help them cope with long-term illness and treatment. Michael Charlton, MBBS, — a world-renowned specialist in liver care — leads our team of hepatologists and co-directs the Transplant Institute.

Providing Treatment for Liver Diseases

Our hepatology program targets a broad spectrum of liver-related diseases. Our hepatologists have expertise in the following liver diseases and more.

Liver Disease Specialty Programs

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease specialist Dr. Michael Charlton at the University of Chicago Medicine
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases Program

The Metabolic and Fatty Liver program brings together liver disease experts from multiple specialties to ensure our patients with non-alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis receive comprehensive care.

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Liver Tumor Program

Our liver tumor team has expertise in both end-stage liver disease and liver cancer, including primary and metastatic disease. We manage complex cases and treat patients without curative options.

How are Liver Diseases Diagnosed?

Specialists at the Center for Liver Diseases use an array of advanced diagnostic methods to zero in on the cause of an individual’s liver disorder and determine the degree of severity.

Alcoholic Liver Disease and Liver Transplant: Expert Q&A

Dr. Rolf Barth, Dr. John Fung and Dr. John LaMattina on ATFL
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Our Liver Disease Locations

Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Liver Disease Care

Our internationally renowned specialists have extensive expertise in treating common and complex liver diseases.

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Hepatologist Helen Te, MD, with a liver patient
Portrait of Dr. Michael Charlton, a world-renowned liver disease specialist
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Dr. John Fung in liver transplant surgery
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