UCLA is home to one of the world's leading liver transplantation programs. Over the past 30 years, we've performed more than 6,000 transplants for infants, children and adults. Patients come to us from across the U.S. because we have a reputation for taking on rare, complex cases that other centers decline to treat. We not only specialize in the latest surgical techniques available today, we helped develop them. Learn more >
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has performed its 6,000th liver transplant, a national milestone based on the United Network of Organ Sharing database. This is the most liver transplants performed at any center in the country. The accomplishment highlights the growth of the program, which was launched in 1984 when liver transplantation was still in its infancy. The transplant was performed by the founder of the program, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, executive chairman of the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of the division of liver and pancreas transplantation. At the time of its creation, UCLA’s liver transplant program was the only one west of the Mississippi River. Read more >
At UCLA, our team's medical and surgical skill and innovation has made us an international leader in liver transplant techniques and technology. We offer comprehensive treatment services that few other programs can match. Learn more about our approach to care. Our program offers:
Highly specialized team: Our cohesive team of medical and surgical experts specializes in liver disease and work together to plan all aspects of your care. Our team also includes dedicated transplant coordinators, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and dieticians. Meet our team.
Outstanding outcomes: UCLA's Liver Transplant Program has consistently achieved excellent outcomes in patient and graft survival. We are a Center of Excellence provider for numerous insurers. We also are a referral center for the most challenging cases from other programs across the U.S.
Surgical expertise: Our fellowship-trained surgeons are highly skilled in complex and advanced procedures, including transplanting multiple organs. We also offer surgical expertise in treating and managing liver disease before transplant. Read more about hepatobiliary surgery at UCLA.
Research: Our physicians and researchers are pioneers in transplantation of the liver and other organs, including heart transplant, kidney transplant and intestine transplant. Many of the treatment protocols we developed are now common practice at other transplantation programs worldwide. Read more about our research and clinical trials.