If your child requires a life-saving liver transplant, you want care you can trust, from the most experienced team you can find.
To date, our team at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital has performed more than 900 pediatric liver transplants, making the program one of the largest, most experienced of its kind in the world. The Pediatric Hepatology Division at UCLA is also among the most established in the nation from both a clinical and research standpoint.
Such expertise and experience means our Pediatric Liver Transplant Program is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the field, with excellent one-year patient survival rates.
The UCLA Pediatric Liver Transplant Program offers consultation, evaluation and treatment for children in liver failure who may require transplantation.
Our tremendous expertise in pediatric liver transplantation means we can support liver transplant patients through the spectrum of care, from liver disease through transplantation and beyond:
Pediatric-to-adult transition: Together, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center provide transplantation and follow-up care for patients from birth through adulthood. We treat all patients in one facility, with one collaborative medical team. Our specialized process guides patients and families through the transition to adult care.
Top-ranked patient care: Our patients benefit from the technology and sophisticated services of UCLA Health, which consistently ranks Best in the West and among the top hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals survey.
When your child is sick, you want to do everything in your power to help. We understand how difficult it can be on the entire family to put a child on an organ donation waiting list. Our team is here to help you with information and support at every step of your treatment journey.
We work to make the transplant experience as seamless as possible for your child and your family:
We connect your family with others who have experienced a similar journey.
Whenever feasible, we prefer patients to remain in the comfort of home as long as possible before transplant.
Following a transplant, patients usually stay in the hospital for three weeks. Our patient care teams work with families to find options for lodging and other resources. Learn more about patient education.
Throughout the transplant process, we build a bond with patients and families. We work hard to meet your child's medical and social needs, with help from the Department of Pediatrics' Child Life Specialists. These specialists help your family learn how to manage post-transplant and through the rehabilitation process.
Together, we can handle challenging life events that can affect your child's health and well-being.
Learn more about the liver transplantation procedure in children.
We are always working to develop and advance new approaches to help pediatric patients. Some of our recent and ongoing work includes:
Learn more about our research and trials.