Pediatric Liver Transplant

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Our team approach ensures your child receives the best therapy during this intricate process. We’ll make sure you and your child are fully prepared throughout the transplant experience.

We see children from across Virginia and throughout the country for particularly complex cases. We’ve been performing pediatric liver transplants since 1989.

Our Partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

At UVA, we’ve performed more than 60 pediatric liver transplants since our program began. The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has performed over 1,200 pediatric liver transplants, more than any other center in the U.S., according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Survival rates at both institutions exceed national averages.

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We’re partnering with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to provide your child with the best care possible and the highest chance at a successful transplant. Together, we aim to increase access to care for transplant patients throughout the state of Virginia.

Read how children can receive liver transplants closer to home.

How UVA & Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Work Together

UVA and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC develop a care plan for your child and work with your family and referring provider. Then, transplant surgeons from both hospitals work together to perform the transplants.

After surgery, both teams will continue to collaborate as we monitor your child’s health and consult with your referring provider to ensure the transplant’s continued success.

Learn more about the first pediatric liver transplant since our partnership.

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Meet Frank W DiPaola, MD, Pediatric Hepatologist


Pediatric Liver Transplant: Compassionate Care for Children