Integrating research with clinical efforts is one of our core values. The comprehensive nature of research at the Liver Transplant Center and the Liver Care Center help set Cincinnati Children's apart from other institutions.

The Pediatric Liver Care Center has research programs in several areas of liver disease in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s. The programs help us lead the way in healthcare delivery for liver disease patients through basic science research, clinical research, translational research and outcomes research.

The Pediatric Liver Care Center's commitment to cutting-edge research means that our patients have access to the most recent advancements in treatment.

  • Active, funded clinical and basic science research helps us identify alternative treatments for the prevention and early intervention of liver disease and preservation of liver graft function.
  • Our advances in clinical and basic research decrease the demand for transplantation, preserve transplanted organs and increase donor organ supply through alternative surgical techniques.
  • The Pediatric Liver Care Center goes beyond typical outcomes data reporting to measure other critical factors, such as quality of life and financial data – information that is used to improve the transplantation program.

You and your child are vital members of our research team. More than 85 percent of our patients participate in our clinical research, helping us to better understand and treat the diseases that affect them. This patient support is critical to our mission of improving outcomes for children battling liver disease.

To learn about clinical research opportunities at the Pediatric Liver Care Center, including the protections that are in place to keep your child safe, contact the Pediatric Liver Care Center at 513-636-4415 and ask to speak with one of our research coordinators.