Pediatric Liver Transplant Statistics and Outcomes

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  96% 
3 Years  94%  national average  93% 

Abdominal Transplant Volumes

We're one of the most active pediatric transplant centers in the nation, having performed more than 1,800 abdominal transplants, including liver, liver/kidney, living-donor liver, liver/small bowel, small bowel/multivisceral.

Transplant Type 2015 Program Inception Through 12/31/2014
Liver and Liver/Kidney 24 1,384
Living-Donor Liver 11 115
Liver/Small Bowel 1 112
Small Bowel/Multivisceral 6 145
Subtotal 42 1,756

Sources: Internal data, Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation; Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (, June 2016 release.