Liver Care
Information for Healthcare Professionals

Comprehensive, Class-Leading Pediatric Liver Care

Comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis. Innovative treatment. Team-based liver transplantation. Cutting-edge research and development. Compassionate, family-centered care. Physicians refer patients to the Pediatric Liver Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s for many reasons, but all have one thing in common: they want the best outcomes for their patients, and they know we can deliver on that promise.

The Pediatric Liver Care Center is one of the most respected programs of its kind worldwide. Learn more about the facilities, research and family-centered care that make us the leader in pediatric liver care.

Referrals and Consultations

The Pediatric Liver Care Center participates in Physician Priority Link®, a 24-hour consultation and collaboration hotline at Cincinnati Children’s. Our on-call liver subspecialists are available within two minutes of contacting us. For non-urgent appointments, ask for extension 3-1791 and ask to talk to a liver nurse specialist.


The Pediatric Liver Care Center is committed to providing pediatric liver patients with a facility that incorporates the latest technological advances in a nurturing, family-friendly environment. Our inpatient facility offers the following features:

  • Eleven beds dedicated to patients with complex liver disease, including liver transplant patients
  • A “transition to home” room where families stay in a home-like setting to become familiar with the care delivery required at home
  • Workspace for laptop computers
  • Microwave ovens, washers and dryers
  • Showers and pullout beds for parents
  • A separate treatment room for inpatient care procedures

Research and Clinical Trials

We are committed to advancing the state of the art in liver care for our patients. Our research efforts focus on translating basic science into groundbreaking clinical advancements, and we investigate problems in all aspects of liver care.

Ongoing Research

Our research interests are wide and diverse. Learn more about our current research efforts.

Clinical Trials

We regularly recruit patients and their families for clinical trials. Learn more about ongoing trials and recruitment here at Cincinnati Children's.

Education Opportunities

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers a range of educational opportunities, including training relating to liver disease and its treatment, for practicing physicians. Learn more about continuing education opportunities.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the Pediatric Liver Care Center’s physicians and staff. Read more

Facing a Liver Transplant

Learn more about what to expect during the liver transplantation process. Read more.

Conditions Treated

Learn about the different conditions treated at the Liver Care Center. Read more.