About the Pediatric Liver Center

The Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pediatric liver diseases. Our mission is to provide the most skilled, compassionate and state-of-the-art care available to children with all forms of liver disease.

Our pediatric liver center

At the Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center, our multidisciplinary team of pediatric liver specialists collaborate to produce the most comprehensive care for children, to offer the fullest support to families, and to provide optimal outcomes for every type of liver disease.

Our team of pediatric liver specialists includes five experienced and dedicated hepatologists who work with families and the entire Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center team to provide patients with the latest diagnostic tools, evidence-based treatments and optimal long-term outcomes. Hepatologists and gastroenterologists with special expertise in pediatric liver disease evaluate and direct the care and management of children with liver diseases.

They work with specialized nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists and physicians from throughout CHOP. We also provide psychosocial support services for children and families through psychology, social services, child and family education sessions, and support groups.

Our research

The Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center actively supports basic, clinical and translational research focused on biliary atresia and other pediatric liver diseases. Core faculty currently include 12 investigators at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as several others who are supported by Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center Pilot Grants.

Our investigators are internationally recognized leaders and have received 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 draw upon a vast pool of data in 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 your child and children everywhere.