Liver Transplant

 John Fung, MD, PhD, in liver transplantation surgery

Personalized Liver Transplant Care for Every Patient

With the most experienced liver transplant program in the Midwest, the University of Chicago Medicine continues to lead the field in innovation, offering patients a leading-edge approach to transplantation. Our physicians have conducted thousands of transplants, and our seamless coordination means you can see several specialists in one visit and avoid frequent trips to the hospital.

Helen Te, MD, Medical Director of the Adult Liver Transplant Program, with a patient
Living Liver Donation

Living liver donors can give part of their healthy liver to a transplant patient and end their long wait for treatment.

Brenda Garrett, MSN, MHA, shows pictures of her recovery to an unidentified patient, inside Mitchell Hospital on the UChicago campus
Liver Transplant FAQs

Although every patient's transplant experience is different, our experts are dedicated to helping you through each step of your unique journey.

Dr. Anjana Pillai
Liver Tumor Program

Our program brings together a team of specialists with expertise in both end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.

Liver Transplant Care Locations

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment.

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists 

To speak to someone directly, please call 1-888-824-0200. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


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World's First Back-to-Back Heart-Liver-Kidney Transplants

UChicago Medicine physicians made history in December 2018 after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers and kidneys of 29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith.

Why Choose UChicago Medicine for Liver Transplantation

We want to provide you with the best patient experience possible. This means offering you high quality, state-of-the-art medical care with attention to your physical comfort and individual needs.

Researcher Maria Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD, and her graduate student in her lab in Biological Sciences Learning Center
J. Michael Millis, MD, with a liver transplant patient
Brad Goodman, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and liver transplant patient
The surgical team removing Teri Smith's left liver lobe for transplantation into her daughter Alyssa that same day.
Graduation photo of Alyssa Smith, recipient of world's first successful living-donor liver transplant. Alyssa's transplant procedure was performed in 1989, and the donor was Teri Smith, Alyssa's mother.
Portrait of Andrew Aronsohn, MD, specialist in medical management of liver transplantation.
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