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Liver Transplant Survival Rates

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s liver transplant survival rates consistently beat the national average and are among the world’s best. Ever since world-renowned transplant surgeon Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD, initiated Children’s pediatric liver transplantation program in 1981, the program has become the premier tertiary care provider for children with end-stage liver disease.

Liver Transplant Survival

1 Year 98% national average 95%
3 Years 97% national average 91%


Liver Transplant Volumes

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation is one of the most active pediatric transplant centers in the nation. Our team has performed more pediatric transplants than any other center in the world – 1,696 abdominal transplants*, including 98 living-donor liver transplants from program inception to 12/31/12.

Transplant Type


Program Inception
through 12/31/2012

Liver and Liver/Kidney 20 1,347
Living-Donor Liver 3 98
Liver/Small Bowel 0 112
 Small Bowel/Multivisceral  3 139


* Sources: Internal data; Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (www.srtr.org) January 2014 release

Last Update
September 11, 2014
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Last Update
September 11, 2014