Pediatric Liver Transplant
Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the only multidisciplinary program of its kind in a freestanding children’s hospital in Arizona.
Our specialists use the most current medical and surgical therapies for children who require a liver transplant for many conditions and diseases.
Liver transplant is a life-saving procedure involving the care of many specialists and staff members including pediatric surgeons, hepatologists, transplant coordinators, gastroenterologist, intensivists, radiologists, nurses, anesthesiologists, nutritionists and other sub-specialists.
The well-rounded, family-centered care also involves social work, psychology, school teachers, child life specialists and many other support services.
Our kid-friendly hospital campus has an uplifting environment full of light and color with private patient rooms, family areas, playrooms, food services, a rooftop garden, playground and more.
The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program is part of the Hepatology and Gastroenterology Departments and is certified by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for living and cadaveric liver transplants.
The Best Care for Children
Dr. Tamir Miloh is the only pediatric board certified hepatologist in Arizona. As the Program Director, Dr. Miloh oversees a team of pediatric surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, nutritionists, radiologists, pathologists, social workers, child life and other specialists.
Dr. Winston Hewitt is our pediatric liver transplant surgeon, and has performed hundreds of liver transplants on adults and children. In addition to liver transplantation, he has particular interest in liver tumors in children. He also works at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona, performing liver, kidney and pancreas transplants in adults.
Our Program is also affiliated with Mayo Clinic’s Adult Living Donor Program, led by Dr. David Mulligan. Adult-to-child living donor liver transplantation uses a portion of the adult donor's liver, with very low risk to the donor.
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Learn more about Liver Transplant and our services
- About Pediatric Liver Transplants
- The Pediatric Liver Transplant Process
- Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery
- After Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery
- Liver Diseases and Conditions that May Require a Pediatric Liver Transplant