Children's Hospital Colorado

Meet the Liver Transplant Team

We achieve some of the best outcomes in the nation by working with every medical and surgical specialty in the hospital to reimagine children’s lives.

Families dealing with the overwhelming nature of a chronic childhood disease need innovative care and strong integrated support. Our unique multidisciplinary team at Children's Hospital Colorado is here to develop pre- and post-transplant treatment options for our patients.

Our liver transplant team includes:

  • Experienced transplant surgeons in both liver transplant and pediatric surgery.
  • Pediatric transplant hepatologists specialize in the care and management of children with end-stage liver disease both before and after surgery. All of our specialists are CAQ Board Certified in Transplant Hepatology.
  • Pediatric anesthesiologists specialize in keeping kids safe and pain-free during transplant surgery.
  • The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a specialized critical care unit that is staffed 24/7 with pediatric intensivists (doctors), pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and others. Each specialist is trained in the most advanced medical techniques needed to care for children who are critically ill.
  • Pediatric interventional radiologists assist with the unique needs of the pediatric transplant candidates and recipients.
  • Dedicated pediatric infectious disease specialists focus on the unique issues in solid organ transplantation and help optimize outcomes.
  • Transplant coordinators are instrumental in the management of care of these children and the education of their families before, during and after transplantation.
  • Psychologists help kids who require or have undergone liver transplant develop plans for coping with the stress related to transplantation.
  • Transplant pharmacists have training specific to the needs of kids, which helps to provide safe and effective use of highly specialized medications.
  • Dietitians help maximize the nutritional status of the child while awaiting a transplant and during the recovery phase.
  • Nurses care for pediatric liver transplant recipients to provide excellent care and help parents understand the daily management of their child’s medication compliance and overall well-being.
  • Social workers provide individual as well as family counseling and support.
  • Transplant financial coordinators assist parents with navigating insurance approvals and insurance benefits.

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