Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Innovation, compassion and leading-edge liver expertise, right here in Greater Cincinnati.

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Liver disease and liver transplant patients need extraordinary options and exceptional care. And they need it nearby, not hours away. That’s why we’ve committed our life’s work to delivering renowned treatments, from providing care to HIV-positive patients with end-stage liver disease, to transplants for liver failure, all at UC Health.

Your Care


We’ll Help You Understand Every Step.

We pioneered Greater Cincinnati transplantation in 1967, and since then, we’ve helped thousands of people start life anew with kidney, liver, pancreas and heart transplants. We understand the complex challenges that can come with eligibility evaluation, transplant preparation, surgery, recovery and post-transplant life. Begin your journey by learning how we will educate and prepare you for your new life.



We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.

The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.

We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.

Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.



Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

Conditions We Treat

With research and experience, we’re helping patients like you overcome complex liver conditions every day.

Your Liver, Our Expertise

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How You Can Help

Saving A Life Starts With Organ Donation.

Living organ donors are responsible for giving new life to thousands of patients every year, and people who direct their organs to donation after death are responsible for thousands more. Are you ready to give the gift of life?

Program Highlights

Our number of liver transplants has grown by 80%, with a 120% increase in liver transplant candidates since 2015.

Patient Stories

Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer: A Silent Threat for Baby Boomers and Beyond

Fred Coates, MD, was running out of time and options after being denied a liver transplant. A second chance came by way of a transplant at UC Health.

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At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.