Liver Transplant Program

The first liver transplant performed by transplant surgeons at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia was in 1987. Today, Emory's Liver Transplant Program performs more than 150 adult liver transplants each year. Our program has a long tradition of treating end-stage liver disease and portal hypertension, and providing the full continuum of lifesaving care involved in liver transplantation.

Emory's multidisciplinary team of liver transplant specialists is comprised of liver transplant surgeons, transplant hepatologists, gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, and others who are experienced in treating liver failure. Our goal is to provide our patients with the unsurpassed care you expect from Emory.

Emory Liver Transplant Center Highlights

Dedicated Services for Liver Failure and Transplant

Emory University Hospital is the only hospital in the state that provides an intensive care unit and service line dedicated to liver failure and liver transplant.

Forefront of Liver Transplant Research

Emory is at the forefront of cutting-edge research in liver transplantation, offering treatments that are only available at a few transplant centers around the country. These novel treatments include liver transplantation in HIV-positive patients and patients with cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the bile ducts.

Offering a Bridge to Transplant

Emory is the only center in the Southeast to offer extracorporeal liver support with the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS®), a viable option for treating select patients with acute liver failure that can be used either as a bridge to transplant or for spontaneous recovery.

Research & Clinical Trials

Research & Clinical Trials

The Emory Transplant Center has earned a reputation of clinical excellence and advanced research. The Center’s research funding continues to grow and research dollars received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have nearly tripled over the last six years.

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Quality Outcomes

Quality Indicators

Despite the severity and scope of the conditions that the Emory Transplant Center treats, Emory's liver transplant program continues to provide excellent results in patient and graft survival rates.

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By making a gift, you are making an immediate difference in the lives of transplant patients and their families.

You can make a gift online or if you prefer you may e-mail James P. Owen or call 404.778.5429.