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Pfleger Liver Institute


The Department of Surgery

Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation

Pfleger Liver Institute

The Pfleger Liver Institute at UCLA offers medical and surgical services for all types of hepatobiliary disorders. The Institute provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary services in hepatobiliary surgery; transplant surgery, pediatric and adult hepatology, oncology, radiation oncology, and radiology.

Diagnostic, consultative and therapeutic services provided included transplantation of the liver for end-stage liver disease and cancer, transplantation of the pancreas for diabetes mellitus, and surgical and medical treatment options for all forms of liver diseases including primary and metastatic liver tumors, chronic liver disease, viral hepatitis, congenital liver diseases, biliary tract abnormalities, and portal hypertension.

Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists in hepatology, radiology (interventional and diagnostic), and pathology. Our surgical team includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses who specialize in liver operations and perioperative care. This team also staffs the Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center, the largest liver transplant center in the world, as well as the Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center.

Telephone Number
(310) 794-7788 Information and referral

UCLA Liver Transplant Program website.
Physician Specialty
Beaven, Simon MD, PhD Gastroenterology
Busuttil, Ronald MD, PhD Transplant Surgery
Durazo, Francisco Antonio MD Gastroenterology
El-Kabany, Mohamed MD Internal Medicine; Hepatology
Farmer, Douglas MD Transplant Surgery
Han, Steven-Huy MD Gastroenterology
Kaldas, Fady Michael MD Surgery; Transplant Surgery
Lipshutz, Gerald MD Transplant Surgery
Saab, Sammy MD, MPH, AGAF Gastroenterology
Office Location
General Surgery Consultation Suite & Pfleger Liver Institute
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 214 (Peter Morton Medical Building)
Los Angeles, CA 90095