Performed 210 liver transplants in 2021 (Cleveland location), including:

  • 33 living donor liver transplants (all performed laparoscopically)

Program Highlights

Cleveland Clinic's Liver Transplant program is one of the largest liver transplant program in the U.S. and a leader with over 30 years of experience. Its Living liver donor program is the only one in Ohio performing both adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants. We are also one of only few programs worldwide performing living donor liver transplant procedures laparoscopically resulting in smaller scars and faster recovery for donors. 

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.

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Your Liver Transplant?

Cleveland Clinic is recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care.

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).

We are also one of few programs  worldwide performing living donor liver transplant laparoscopically, second U.S. academic medical center to offer this approach. This innovative procedure results in smaller scars and faster recovery for donors.

Our Florida program performs liver transplantation as well as living donor liver transplantation.

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 Virtual Second Opinions. The Virtual Second Opinions program 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
Phone: 216.444.1976, option 1
Toll-free: 800.223.2273 ext. 41976

Interested in Becoming a Living Donor?

Get started today by filling out our confidential online health questionnaire or speak with our team by calling 216.444.1976.