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Liver Transplant


Liver Transplant Team

The dedicated liver transplant team members at Barnes-Jewish and Washington University focus only on patients undergoing transplant. Each person on the transplant team is an expert in a different area of transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program. 
  • Hepatologists – physicians who specialize in gastroenterology (treating the digestive system) with further emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver.  Hepatologists will help manage your condition before and after transplant surgery.
  • Transplant surgeons - physicians who specialize in performing liver transplant surgery.
  • Transplant anesthesiologists - physicians who specialize in intraoperative care of liver transplant patients.
  • Nurse coordinators - nurses who coordinate all aspects of your care before and after the transplant. The nurse coordinator will provide patient education, will coordinate the diagnostic testing and follow-up care, answer questions and deal with any problems as they arise.
  • Social workers - professionals who will help your family deal with many issues including lodging and transportation, finances and legal issues.
  • Financial coordinators - financial experts who have extensive experience working with transplant patients. The financial coordinator will arrange and clarify the financial aspects of your care before, during and after the transplant.
  • Pharmacists - transplant pharmacists have extensive experience with medications for transplant patients and will teach you about and monitor your medications while you are in the hospital.
  • Dietitian - a dietitian will help manage your nutrition both before and after transplantation. The dietitian can help you with any special dietary instructions or diets to manage co-existing medical complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  • Primary care physician - Your primary care physician is a critical part of the transplant team. You need to maintain a relationship with your primary care physician since they will be a vital part of your general care. Your transplant specialist and primary care physician will work together to provide continuing care to you following transplant
  • Other team members – professionals who will evaluate you before and after transplantation and will make recommendations to the team. These include, but are not limited to, hematologists, infectious disease specialists and psychologists.
For additional information or to begin a liver transplant evaluation, call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll free 866-867-3627.
 

Related Hepatologists and Transplant Surgeons

Photo of Doctor Mauricio Lisker-Melman
Gastroenterology, Hepatology/Liver, Transplantation-Medical, Internal Medicine
Saint Louis
Dr. Lisker-Melman focuses his practice on liver disease and the medical follow-up of liver transplant. You must have a referral from your primary care physician when you make your appointment with Dr. Lisker-Melman. Dr. Lisker-Melman is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

Photo of Doctor Maria B Doyle
Surgery (General), Transplantation-Surgical
Rolla
Dr. Doyle specializes her practice in liver transplantation, living donor transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, gallbladder surgery and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Doyle is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

Photo of Doctor Surendra Shenoy
Surgery (General), Transplantation-Surgical
Saint Louis
Dr. Shenoy primarily restricts his practice to liver surgery and transplants, kidney and small bowel transplants and vascular access surgeries.

Photo of Doctor Jeffrey S Crippin
Transplantation-Medical, Gastroenterology, Hepatology/Liver, Internal Medicine
Cape Girardeau
Dr. Crippin specializes in liver transplant, liver disease, hepatitis and cirrhosis. Dr. Crippin is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

Photo of Doctor Jason Reid Wellen
Transplant Surgical-Pediatric, Transplantation-Surgical, Surgery (General)
Saint Louis
Dr. Wellen's practice focuses on all aspects of kidney, liver and pancreatic transplantation as well as vascular access surgery and the placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters. He has expertise in laparoscopic surgery including such procedures as laparoscopic donor nephrectomy as well as laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters.

Photo of Doctor Jeffrey A Lowell
Transplant Surgical-Pediatric, Transplantation-Surgical, Surgery (General), Critical Care
Saint Louis
Dr. Lowell specializes in liver, kidney and small bowel transplants in children and adults.

Photo of Doctor Kevin Korenblat
Gastroenterology, Hepatology/Liver, Transplantation-Medical, Internal Medicine
Saint Louis
Dr. Korenblat focuses his practice on liver disease and the medical follow-up of liver transplant. You must have a referral from your primary care physician when you make your appointment with Dr. Korenblat. He is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

Photo of Doctor William C Chapman
Transplant Surgical-Pediatric, Transplantation-Surgical, Surgery (General), Critical Care
Rolla
Dr. Chapman specializes in liver transplantation in both adults and children (living donor, living adult donor and adult-to-adult donor), hepatobiliary surgery and liver surgery with clinical interest in the surgical treatment of complex hepatobiliary problems, image-guided liver surgery, gallstone pathogenesis and prevention, hepatic transplant immunosuppression, hepatic surgery, bile duct surgery, surgery for portal hypertension, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors, cryoablation and hepatic artery infusion (HAI) pumps. Dr. Chapman is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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