Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease

Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease

The Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease (CALD) at Cincinnati Children's offers extensive experience in diagnosing and treating different forms and stages of pediatric autoimmune liver disease (AILD), including: 

We are grateful to our patients and families for sharing their thoughts and stories with us.

Improving Patient Outcomes

Our focus at the CALD is to improve the outcome of children and adolescents with autoimmune liver disease through: 

  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Education for patients, families and providers
  • Understanding the pathophysiology of the disease, including genetic and environmental risk factors
  • Novel therapeutic targets discovered through basic and translational research and collaborative trials

Collaboration with Specialists

We have established a close collaboration among clinical specialists across the hospital, including::

  • Hepatologists
  • Gastroenterologists, with particular expertise in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Hepatobiliary surgeons
  • Diagnostic experts (radiology, immunology, and pathology)
  • Advanced-care nurses
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians 
  • Patient support staff affiliated with the program

Treatment and Expertise

We assess and treat autoimmune liver disease in children and adolescents – utilizing state of the art investigational protocols with medical and surgical therapy. We offer expertise in:

  • Medical management (including immunosuppressant regimens)
  • Nutritional support
  • Interventional procedures 
  • Innovative surgical approaches
  • Liver transplantation

Contact Us

For more information about the Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, contact us by phone at 513-517-2051 or via email at CALD@cchmc.org

Our Gastroenterology Division ranks among the best by U.S. News & World Report.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the 2017-18 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

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Your gift to the Center for Autoimmune Liver Disease (CALD) will support the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. On the form, you can indicate "CALD" as your area of interest. Your donation will be processed in a completely secure environment.

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