Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has been performing pediatric liver transplants since 1987 and living donor transplants since 1992. We offer the largest pediatric living donor program in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and the only pediatric living donor program in the state.

We have performed more than 200 transplants in children as young as 3 weeks old through adolescence and for nearly every indication across the spectrum of liver disease, including:

As part of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, we provide comprehensive care in a range of pediatric subspecialties, and we can manage the transplant process and long-term care of children as they transition to adult care. In addition, those who choose living donation will be in the same facility as their donor and work with adult doctors at the same hospital. All operations are performed in our state-of-the-art Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building and children recover in private rooms in both the intensive care unit and general inpatient floors.

Learn More About the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Why Choose the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Liver Transplant Program?

  • We are investigators in several NIH-supported studies as well as many clinical trials, seeking to incorporate the latest research into the care of your child.
  • In a study lasting from 2007 to 2012, our pediatric liver transplant program showed a 100 percent five-year survival rate for related living donor liver transplantation.
  • We have excellent patient and graft survival rates.
  • We offer consideration of multiple listing for all patients, which can decrease waiting time.
  • Our Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is consistently ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Liver Transplant for Biliary Atresia | Alicia's Story

Alicia was diagnosed with biliary atresia at 3 weeks old, and her family flew from Nairobi to Baltimore to get additional care for her. After finding out both parents were a match for liver transplant, Alicia's father decided to be her donor, and Alicia became our youngest-ever living donor transplant recipient!

Contact Us

Patients and families needing to reach the on-call physician for emergencies after 5 p.m. and on weekends may call the paging operator at 410-955-6070 and ask to speak to the pediatric GI fellow on call.