About the UPMC Liver Transplant Program

The Liver Transplantation Program of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute is one of the oldest and largest transplantation programs in the United States and has the greatest worldwide experience in liver transplantation. Approximately 150 liver transplants are performed at the Institute each year.

The UPMC Liver Transplant Program is part of the UPMC Comprehensive Liver Center, a collaborative effort of several liver treatment programs at UPMC, designed to provide a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Services of the Liver Transplantation Program include several treatment options for adults and children who have liver disease and/or malignancies. Surgical services include transplantation, liver resection for malignancies, and bile duct reconstruction. The Liver Transplantation Program also provides surgical and nonsurgical procedures to reduce portal hypertension and variceal bleeding.

In accordance with the philosophy of the program, the Institute provides transplantation services to all who will benefit, including patients who are considered high-risk or unsuitable for transplant by others.

The Institute’s liver services comprise two programs, and both provide the full spectrum of services:

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