The Best Possible Care for Your Child
The original Liver Transplant Program at CHOP was founded in 1989. We performed nine liver transplants in the first year. In 1995, CHOP joined forces with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to form a combined liver transplant program under the leadership of transplant surgeons Abraham Shaked, MD and Kim Olthoff, MD, and hepatologist Elizabeth B. Rand, MD.
Our team is ready to help you and your child through this difficult time. Our program is centered around providing your child the best possible care as he or she waits for, prepares for, undergoes and recovers from a liver transplant.
Volumes and Outcomes
CHOP has one of the largest pediatric liver transplant centers in the country. Our surgeons perform anywhere from 10 to 24 liver transplants each year.
To date, the program has performed 324 liver transplants. Our survival rates consistently exceed national averages.