Pediatrics

Pediatric Liver Diseases

The goal of the liver team at Mount Sinai is to give children and adolescents with acute and chronic liver disease the promise of full and meaningful life by delivering state of the art care. A critical part of our effort is a close partnership with patients and families that ensures best outcomes and personalizes efforts to patient and family needs. To do so, we have a team which includes pediatric liver specialists, surgeons, transplant specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and child life specialists and close partnerships with the Heart Institute, and specialists from the kidney, infectious diseases, pulmonary, and cancer teams.  

The Liver Team is an integral part of the Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI), one of the foremost solid organ transplant programs in the country. The RMTI provides additional expertise not only with transplant surgeons and hepatologists but also through collaborations with renowned experts in imaging and interventional radiology.  The close collaboration between pediatric and adult liver specialists distinguishes the care at Mount Sinai.  As part of the Mount Sinai Health System, the liver team is committed to gaining new knowledge through research. The team plays a critical role in multi-center clinical studies to improve outcomes for liver transplant recipients and for children with chronic hepatitis and for those with biliary tract disease.

We offer convenient appointments and a consultation process for patients and their doctors. As pioneers in research and education in pediatric liver care, our dedicated specialists provide children of all ages with the most advanced care available.

Why Choose Mount Sinai

The liver team and colleagues in other disciplines at Mount Sinai includes nationally recognized clinical experts. But more important is the mission to ensure the best possible outcome as defined by patient experience.  We value patients and families by delivering the best care, and applying new knowledge and improving the way we deliver care. The commitment to partnership with patients and families and our collaborative culture is very much a statement of who we are. 

Conditions & Treatments

There are several different conditions that affect liver function. Acute and chronic liver conditions can damage liver function and cause symptoms. Typically, the liver takes a considerable amount of damage before any symptoms are noticeable. 

Conditions of liver disease include:

  • Acute and chronic liver failure
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Cholestatic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis and associated complications
  • Drug induced liver disease
  • Liver transplant candidates and recipients
  • Liver tumors
  • Metabolic Liver Disease including inherited conditions
  • NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis)