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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 92%


Liver Transplant Volumes

The Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation is one of the most active pediatric transplant centers in the nation, having performed more than 1,750 abdominal* transplants.

*liver, liver/kidney, living-donor liver, liver/small bowel, small bowel/multivisceral.

Transplant Type


Program Inception
through 12/31/2013

Liver and Liver/Kidney 17 1,367
Living-Donor Liver 14 101
Liver/Small Bowel 0 112
 Small Bowel/Multivisceral 3 142


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

Last Update
July 7, 2015
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Last Update
July 7, 2015