Hepatology Program

Part of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, the Hepatology Program offers consultative services and comprehensive care for children with a wide range of liver and hepatobiliary disorders. Among the services provided at the Hepatology Program are:

  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation
  • Diagnosis using a variety of serologic, metabolic, molecular, histologic, radiographic and endoscopic examinations
  • Comprehensive therapeutic plans and consultations including, but not limited to:
    • Viral hepatitis
    • Cholestasis
    • Autoimmune liver disease
    • Portal hypertension
    • Metabolic liver disease
    • Wilson disease
    • Cirrhosis and its complications
  • Collaborative consultation and care with the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation and the Division of Pediatric Surgery for liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery (biliary atresia, biliary cysts, liver tumors, portosystemic shunts, etc.) and other innovative surgical approaches to liver disease in children.
  • Care plan coordination
  • Long-term follow-up care
  • State-of-the-art clinical research
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cholestatic liver disease
  • Acute liver failure



Clinical Studies

  • Hepatology

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Study – Phase II

    A Preliminary Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Carbamazepine in Severe Liver Disease Due to Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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    Cholestasis Long-term Observation: The LOGIC Study

    Longitudinal Study of Genetic Causes of Intrahepatic Cholestasis (LOGIC)

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    Mitochondrial Hepatopathies Long-term Observation: The MITOHEP Study

    Longitudinal Study of Mitochondrial Hepatopathies

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