Liver Transplant Programs & Services

Key Programs  |  Highlights  |  Research  |  For Professionals

As both an academic facility and multidisciplinary unit, we are equipped to offer the very best in medical care, patient services, and health research. Learn more about our many programs and services to prevent liver cancer and disease, treat specific conditions, and help you recover.

To make an appointment with our Liver team, call us at (877) 548-3763 or use our online request form.

Key Clinical Programs

Our center operates one of the largest and most experienced liver transplantation programs in the U.S. This allows us to perform more transplants than other hospitals, give patients access to innovative treatments, and offer a comprehensive level of care.

Living Donor Program

This innovative procedure involves removing a portion of a liver from a healthy living donor and transplanting it into a recipient. The liver in both patients then regenerates into complete organs. We have pioneered and perfected the use of this procedure for both children and adults, helping to increase survival rates and reduce the wait for transplants. Living Donor Program

Robotic Liver Surgery Program

The Robotic Liver Surgery Program at NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center combines cutting-edge technologies and the skills of world-class surgeons to treat a wide range of conditions, including benign and malignant tumors of the liver and bile duct. Robotic Liver Surgery Program

Liver Cancer Program

Columbia's Liver Cancer Program is one of the most specialized liver tumor treatment centers in the nation and offers a wide range of clinical services and comprehensive treatment of liver tumors. Liver Cancer Program

Pediatric Liver Program

Our Pediatric Center offers expert care for children with any form of liver cancer or disease. We specialize in non-surgical care, as well as surgery and transplantation. With three board-certified pediatric gastrointestinal transplant specialists on our team, we are a national leader in children’s liver care. Pediatric Liver Program

Pediatric Liver to Adult Transition (PLATinum) Program

We are the only program in the Tri-State area designed to manage health care transition for pediatric and adolescent liver transplant patients to adult liver transplantation care. Our focus is on education, adherence, and development of self-management skills for individuals moving to the adult model. PLATinum Program

Intestinal & Multiorgan Transplant Program

Transplanting several organs at once can give patients with serious intestinal malformations or infections hope for a healthy future. Our doctors have contributed significant advances to these procedures. With a team composed of specialists in surgery and transplantation, gastrointestinal medicine and nutrition, social services, and more, our patients receive access to complete care. Intestinal & Multiorgan

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Program

Our program provides long-term care for all aspects of NAFLD and NASH, utilizing a variety of tools: genetic testing, imaging, experimental therapeutics in clinical trials, and behavior modification. We are nationally recognized for our multidisciplinary approach. NAFLD Program

Highlights of Our Center

Liver surgery and transplantation is an emotional experience for both patients and their families. That’s why we offer services that address care both before treatment and long after.

Support Groups & Education for Transplant Patients

This service educates patients and their loved ones about every aspect of the transplant process, helping provide them with the knowledge and support they need.


We are committed to caring for all patients regardless of financial status, and we participate in many insurance plans. We strive to offer the widest range of services, therapies and options to individuals facing the burdens of liver disease. Our financial counselor will work with you to find the best solution for you, regardless of your financial situation.

The Living Donor Advocate Team

This team educates potential living donors about all aspects of the donation process, including medical, financial, psychosocial, and more.

Asian Outreach Office

To support the large number of patients with liver disease who are part of the Asian community, we've establish an outreach office with resources tailored to their needs.

Black Liver Health Initiative

Our Center is committed to addressing racial healthcare inequity to decrease liver transplant disparities through access to care, health literacy, advancement and research, and earning trust.

Research & Clinical Trials

We are deeply committed to improving liver care. Our doctors and researchers are constantly studying new ways to improve existing treatments and develop new medical breakthroughs for our patients. They do so as part of Columbia’s Transplant Clinical Research Core, a group of specialists involved in all aspects of transplant care that work together to make sure advances in the lab are seamlessly translated into better clinical care.

Information for Students & Healthcare Professionals

We are dedicated to helping foster the next generation of great transplant healthcare workers. We offer several different fellowship programs and host CME activities for professionals at any level.

  • Transplant Surgery Fellowship: Receive comprehensive training in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplant and hepatobiliary surgery.
  • Transplant Hepatology Fellowship: This one-year fellowship gives students hands-on experience in liver transplantations at one of the busiest programs in the country.
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship: Over one year, this fellowship provides students with outstanding clinical and research training in pediatric liver transplantations.
  • CME & Educational Events: Our team frequently discusses current and future trends in transplant care as part of CME programming for healthcare professionals and students.
  • Black Liver Health Initiative: Our Center is committed to addressing racial healthcare inequity to decrease liver transplant disparities through access to care, health literacy, advancement and research, and earning trust.

If you think our Liver programs and services can help you, give us a call at (877) 548-3763 or get in touch using our online request form.

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