In 1985, Barnes-Jewish Hospital became the 16th hospital in the world with a dedicated liver transplant program and the first in Missouri to perform a successful liver transplant. Since then, the hospital has continued to be a world leader in liver transplantation and the management of end stage liver and hepatabiliary diseases including hepatacellular cancer and cholangiocarcinoma.
With some of the best survival rates, Washington University transplant specialists have performed more than 1,700 adult liver transplants since the program's inception.
Liver Transplant Specialists
A specialized team of liver transplant specialists, surgeons, hepatologists, nurses and more focus only on patients undergoing liver transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program.