Cleveland Clinic celebrated 27 years of liver transplantation in 2011 since completing its first adult liver transplant on November 8, 1984. As of December 31, 2011, 1,692 liver transplants have been performed at Cleveland Clinic, including the first lung-liver transplant in Ohio in 2007. The first pediatric liver transplant was performed on August 26, 1986.
In 2011, Cleveland Clinic’s Liver Transplant Team performed 122 liver transplants.
Cleveland Clinic's liver transplant program is an essential component of a broad medical and surgical strategy to manage all patients with liver disease with the therapy most appropriate to that patient. Within the Liver Tumor Clinic, experts in all areas of liver disease participate in the evaluation, management, treatment and follow-up of liver transplant patients.
A mother shares her liver to save the life of her infant daughter.
Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Your Liver Transplant?
Cleveland Clinic is one of the nation's overall best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Cleveland Clinic is ranked fourth in the country and is recognized for excellence in most of the medical specialties ranked by the magazine.
Cleveland Clinic's liver transplant program is a member of the Ohio Solid Organ Transplant Consortium (OSOTC) and the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS), meeting all their requirements for liver transplants.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has certified CCF as a Medicare Center for liver transplantation, effective October 14, 1992. In addition, the OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors granted Cleveland Clinic full approval for live donor liver transplants on June 30, 2006, based on the recommendation of the Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC).
If you or a loved one would like a second opinion from a top specialist at Cleveland Clinic, but may be disabled or find it too difficult to travel, we offer MyConsult. The MyConsult program is an online medical second opinion that connects you to our physician experts who will review your medical records and diagnostic tests to assess your suitability for transplant.
For More Information
Liver Transplant Department Supervisor
Ph: 216.444.8770 or 800.223.2273 x48770