Liver Transplant Program

Pediatric Liver Transplant Research

At The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we conduct one of the largest pediatric research programs in the world, hoping that one day we will be able to prevent more children with liver diseases and abnormalities from needing transplants. For those who will still need transplants, we hope to improve techniques and medications to improve transplant survival rates and quality of life for transplant recipients.

Our collaboration with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania unlocks new vistas of research possibilities. Our combined liver transplant program allows us to devote time to both basic and clinical research, and provides our patients with access to the latest therapies, trials and research protocols.

Right now, research is focusing on:

Be sure to talk to the transplant team if you have any questions about research and clinical trials currently being conducted at CHOP.

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