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Liver Transplant

Vanderbilt Health performs more liver transplants than any other program in Tennessee, giving new hope and longer life to patients suffering from end-stage liver disease. Our specialists offer innovative treatment options that allow us to serve more patients, including high-risk patients who may not be candidates for transplant at other medical centers. These include living donor transplant and dual-organ transplant for complex liver-heart and liver-kidney dysfunction.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat that can lead to end-stage liver failure or cirrhosis requiring a liver transplant include but are not limited to:

Meet Your Care Team

Sunil K. Geevarghese
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Sunil K. GeevargheseMD, MSCI

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Cancer, Gastroenterology Surgery, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery
Lee Gorden
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4.8

Lee GordenMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Gastroenterology Surgery, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Seth J. Karp

Seth J. KarpMD

    Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Transplant Surgery
Lea K. Matsuoka

Lea K. MatsuokaMD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
Martin I. Montenovo

Martin I. MontenovoMD

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
J Kelly Wright

J Kelly WrightJr, MD

    Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts, Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Gastroenterology Surgery, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Sara Brown

Sara BrownMD, BA

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplant
Manhal J. Izzy
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4.8

Manhal J. IzzyMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplant
Hannah P. Kim

Hannah P. KimBA, MD, MSCR

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplant
Roman E. Perri
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4.9

Roman E. PerriMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplant
David S. Raiford

David S. RaifordMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplant
Shakirat O. Salvador

Shakirat O. SalvadorMD

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Transplant
Andrew E. Scanga
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4.8

Andrew E. ScangaMD

    Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hepatology and Liver Diseases, Liver Transplant
Suzanne R. Sharpton

Suzanne R. SharptonMD

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Transplant
Alexandra Shingina
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Alexandra ShinginaBS, MD, MS

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Liver Transplant, Transplant
Katie Andrews

Katie AndrewsMSN, BSN, FNP

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant
Paul B. Barrentine

Paul B. BarrentineNP

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant
Molly H. Blanton

Molly H. BlantonFNP-C

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant
Amy C. Bonau

Amy C. BonauFNP

    Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
John Donehey

John DoneheyAPRN

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant
Christina A. Dougal

Christina A. DougalFNP

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant
Emily E. Harmata

Emily E. HarmataNP, MSN

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant
Christopher F. Webb

Christopher F. WebbNP

    Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery, Liver Transplant

Why Choose Liver Transplant at Vanderbilt

  • medical chart, clipboard, cross, Knowledge and experience
    Knowledge and experience

    We perform more liver transplants than any other program in Tennessee. This experience translates into the best possible care and results for you.

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    Living donor program

    We offer a living donor transplant program to reduce wait times for a healthy liver. By using part of a liver from a living donor, the patient has a better chance of a longer, healthier life.

  • medical research, flask, Innovative techniques
    Advanced procedures

    As part of an academic medical center, our team is able to offer innovative procedures not available at other medical centers. This includes specialized split liver transplant procedures, where a small portion of an adult liver is used in a child recipient. We also specialized in liver transplantation in babies under 20 pounds.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our liver surgeons and hepatologists combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. These specialists work closely with a team of psychiatrists, transplant pharmacists, nurses and social workers to provide you with quality care before, during and after your liver transplant.

  • laboratory, test tubes, Advanced treatment
    Advancing transplant through research

    As part of an academic medical center, we continually research new treatments. We are one of just 15 medical centers participating in a study to test a new transport system for donor livers that could expand the number of livers suitable for transplantation.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • health, heart, badge, Veterans care, community support
    Veterans' care

    We are one of only a few transplant programs designated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide organ transplant services to our nation’s veterans.

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    Pediatric care

    Our smallest patients require a dedicated team of specialists who are as knowledgeable as they are comforting. We provide pediatric liver transplants through Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.