Pediatric Liver Transplant Team

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You and your child will work with a team of specialists who support you and your family throughout the liver transplant journey. 

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Meet the Team

Transplant Coordinator

This specially trained nurse teaches you and your child about the transplant process and how to take care of your child after transplant. Contacting your transplant coordinator is the fastest way to get answers to your questions about home care, medication and refills, and anything related to transplant. They will help schedule appointments and will coordinate information between the transplant team and your child's local doctor.

Transplant Hepatologist

This doctor specializes in liver and intestinal diseases with an expertise in transplant.

Transplant Surgeon

The transplant surgeon is an expert in pediatric liver transplantation. They will meet with you and your family to discuss surgery and will care for your child in the hospital after the procedure. Two pediatric liver transplant surgeons will work together to perform your child’s transplant surgery.

Our Locations

Liver transplant surgery is performed at Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center. Pre- and post-transplant appointments take place at our liver transplant clinic within Duke Children's.

Infectious Disease Specialist

This doctor, who has specialized training in transplants, will help your child avoid infections and will monitor for and treat any infections that occur. They will make sure that your child is current on vaccinations before transplantation.

Social Worker

Your family will be assigned a social worker to help you cope with the effects of transplantation. They provide your child and your family with an additional level of care and guidance when you need emotional support or when you need help managing financial concerns.

Financial Coordinator

This individual works with your insurance company to help manage transplant-related health bills. They will explain your child’s insurance coverage and costs for post-transplant medicines and clinic visits.

Is Your Child Ready for an Evaluation?

If you want to make an appointment for a pediatric liver transplant evaluation for your child, contact us. Our team can help with next steps.

Anesthesiologist or Nurse Anesthetist

An anesthesiologist who specializes in transplant will talk to you about the anesthesia your child will receive for their transplant operation and will care for them during the transplant surgery. 

Professional Resource Manager

This team member helps to set up services after transplant and checks with your insurance provider regarding coverage and benefits.

Other Team Members

Our pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing care assistants, physical therapists, dietitians, pharmacists, and child life specialists all have advanced education in caring for children undergoing transplantation. Our pharmacists and dietitians work specifically with pediatric liver transplant patients. Our team’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your child.

You and Your Family

You and your family are an integral part of the team that will care for your child before and after transplant. The family can also provide invaluable information on your child’s health and well-being outside of the hospital.

Best Children's Hospital in NC

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center is proud to be nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties.

This page was medically reviewed on 01/04/2024 by