Our physicians and researchers are pioneers in transplanting 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.
For patients, trusting your care to a team actively involved in researching new and emerging treatments means you get the most advanced care possible. In addition to offering the latest options available today, we are helping to develop and improve techniques and technologies for the future.
We are always engaged in leading clinical trials and research. Our innovations in liver transplantation and liver care include:
Minimizing rejection: We've developed new treatments to minimize the risk of organ rejection.
Expanding the liver donor pool: Our experience in living donor liver transplant makes our program one of the most exciting in terms of expanding the pool of potential liver donors. We are also one of a handful of programs that perform "domino" transplant in patients with amyloidosis. This procedure helps expand the liver donation pool by transplanting the amyloid liver into another patient.
Our current research work and clinical trials include:
UCLA currently is recruiting patients for upcoming research in our liver program.