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For children with severe pediatric chronic liver disease, or acute liver failure, a liver transplant may be the best and only solution. Our uniquely qualified staff work with your child, your family and the referring physician to ensure optimal treatment before, during and after liver transplant.
As the largest pediatric liver transplant center in Wisconsin, we have performed more than 100 liver transplants, including Wisconsin’s:
- First pediatric living donor liver transplant (1999)
- First pediatric combined liver and heart transplant (2012)
- First pediatric in situ split liver transplant (2013)
Our team of dedicated professionals has been assembled to anticipate and meet the needs of your child – and your family – throughout the process. Our team includes:
- Pediatric hepatologist (liver specialist)
- Transplant surgeon
- Nurse practitioner
- Clinical nurses
- Transplant coordinator
- Social worker
- Child psychologist
- Financial counselor
- Other pediatric specialists, as needed for optimal care of your child
Your child’s new liver will come from either a living donor – such as a suitable relative – or a deceased anonymous donor, following placement on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a private, nonprofit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.
Our ceaseless commitment to improving the outcome and experience for children with chronic liver disease fuels our continued advancements in research and clinical trials.
Kohl’s Child Life Program
Our Child Life Program is an important part of the health care team offering family support, pre-admission tours, medical play and more.
For more information on the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program contact:
Lisa Stadler, RN, BSN, CPN
Liver transplant coordinator
Request an appointment
To make an appointment, call the number below, or use the "request an appointment" button to submit your request online.
Toll free (877) 607-5280