Fred and Suzanne Biesecker
Pediatric Liver Center

Leader in Gastroenterology

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A Leader in Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Liver Disease

Learning your child may have a liver problem of any kind is life-changing. It is the start of a new responsibility for you: Finding the best possible medical care.

The Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pediatric liver diseases. This unique "hospital within a hospital" was created from our belief that excellence in individual disciplines, while essential, is not enough.

Our mission is to provide the most skilled, compassionate and state-of-the-art care available. We do this in a highly specialized environment that focuses on children and families and puts patient care and safety first.

Comprehensive clinical care

It is the ongoing collaboration of a multidisciplinary team that produces the most comprehensive care for your child, the fullest support for your family and the very best outcomes for every type of liver disease.

Gastroenterologists with special expertise in liver disease evaluate and direct the management of care of children with liver diseases with the assistance of specialized nurses, nutritionists and physicians from throughout The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Other support systems include psychology, social services, formal child and family education sessions, and support groups.

Clinical programs

The Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center oversees four clinical programs and partners with many others at Children's Hospital, including:

Research offers new hope

Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center physicians and scientists are internationally recognized leaders in laboratory and clinical research on pediatric liver disease. The Center is a leading recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other organizations. As a major referral center caring for a large number of children each year, we are able to draw upon a vast pool of data for our research efforts. The presence of leading researchers in all areas of pediatrics at Children's Hospital encourages cross-collaboration.

Our team works to bring important discoveries rapidly from bench to bedside, to benefit our own patients and children everywhere.

Learn more about either our basic science or clinical and collaborative research.

Contact us

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 1-866-KID-LIVR (1-866-543-5487).

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