The most important factors in choosing a liver transplant center for your child are the team’s experience and expertise. You should be looking for a program that performs a high volume of transplants each year, with experience in complex pediatric liver transplant surgeries.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we are very proud of our Liver Transplant Center, which is one of the largest in the country. Our hepatologists, transplant surgeons, nutritionists, transplant pharmacists, nurse care managers, interventional radiologists, pathologists and other pediatric subspecialists have worked together for many years and represent a broad diversity of knowledge.
Our one-year post-transplant survival rate is 94.3%, higher than the expected average, per the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients January 2018 report. And our median wait time for a liver transplant is 3.8 months, more than three times faster than the national median wait time.
The Liver Transplant Center is part of the hospital’s Division of Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, which is ranked #1 in the country among all Honor Roll hospitals in the 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report listing of Best Children’s Hospitals.