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About Mount Sinai’s Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, part of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai, provides world-class treatment for children with liver disease and those who require liver transplantation. We are one of the largest and most successful pediatric liver transplant centers in the United States. Our achievements include performing the first pediatric living-related liver transplant and the first pediatric liver/intestinal transplant in New York State.

Our team has seen significant change and expansion over the past couple of years. Dr. Sander S. Florman, MD, an expert in abdominal transplantation, has joined us as Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute and has increased the number of transplant surgeons who specialize in treating small children and who perform living donor liver transplants. In addition, we now have a team of pediatric hepatologists and hepatology fellows dedicated exclusively to the care of children with liver disease. Our team includes five clinical transplant coordinators and four rotating fellows, who are immediately available for families on a 24-hour basis.

State-of-the-Art, Multidisciplinary Care

Our physicians are experienced in the most advanced, state-of-the-art liver transplant techniques, including: ‘domino’ or sequential liver transplants, when one liver can save three lives, and auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation (APOLT).

In addition to organ transplantation, we have an active hepatobiliary program and an excellent interventional radiology service. We offer esophageal capsule endoscopy for screening and surveillance of esophageal varices, in addition to standard endoscopy for suitable candidates.

Bringing New Therapies to Light

Over the years, we have been active participants in clinical research. NIH- and pharmaceutical-funded studies have allowed us to offer the latest drugs for viral hepatitis and have provided access to the latest diagnostic tools to determine the causes of rare liver diseases — thus giving us the ability to lead in this area. The academic contributions of our team are visible at the national level by regular contributions at the annual liver and transplant conferences and our publications in scientific journals.

Focus on Families

Families who travel a great distance can stay at our Transplant Living Center, and children admitted to our facility can relax and unwind in The Zone.

We Can Help

To arrange a consultation or for more information, please call 212-659-8060.

A Life-Saving Liver Transplant

 A Gift of Life for the Tiniest of Patients

Transplant Living Center

With amenities including ten bedrooms and two kitchens, the Transplant Living Center (with concierge Allyson Reala) is a "home away from home" for patients and families.