Approximately 142 liver transplants in 2017 (Cleveland location), including:

  • 5 pediatric liver transplants

Program Highlights

Cleveland Clinic celebrated 30 years of liver transplantation in 2014 since completing its first adult liver transplant on November 8, 1984. Cleveland Clinic’s Living liver donor program is the only one in Ohio performing both adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants. The first pediatric liver transplant was performed on August 26, 1986.

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 one of the nation's overall best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" rankings.

Cleveland Clinic's Liver Transplant program is one of the largest programs in the nation. The 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
Phone: 216.444.1976, option 1
Toll-free: 800.223.2273 ext. 41976