Specialists and Care Centers

Liver Transplantation Specialists and Care Centers

The Northwestern Medicine liver transplant team* is dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients. Individually, the team members are among the most experienced and respected medical professionals in the world, having developed and refined many advanced medical and surgical procedures.

Together, they provide a unique resource for patients and physicians who require comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to manage complications of kidney, pancreas, liver and intestinal disorders.

Our physicians believe that successful medical management of complex disorders—including cholestatic disease, liver cancer and end-stage liver disease—requires a team approach.

The entire multidisciplinary transplant team is here to help you with both your decisions and your care, providing the best care possible for you before and after your surgery. This team is a group of health care professionals who have special training and experience in transplantation. The team includes:

  • Transplant surgeons
  • Hepatologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Transplant nurse coordinators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Staff nurses
  • Registered dietitians
  • Licensed social workers
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Clinical coordinators
  • Patient financial liaisons
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pharmacist

Our team sees each patient individually and performs a comprehensive assessment to determine risk factors and then develop the best treatment plan. We work closely with patients and their families to answer questions and provide guidance about treatments and procedures. In addition, we help patients and families manage post-hospitalization care by working with primary care physicians to improve each patient’s quality of life.

Why Northwestern Medicine?

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has performed more than 2,500 liver transplants. In 2023, our teams performed 138 liver transplants, including 13 adult living donor transplants.

Satellite outreach clinics

In addition to the downtown campus, we are available to see patients at any one of our liver transplant outreach clinics throughout Indiana and Illinois, including:

Our focus on community outreach benefits patients and their physicians by providing many of the pre-liver transplant services close to home, convenient accessibility and the experience that affords our patients the opportunity for a successful liver transplant. We are available to see the following types of patients in the outreach clinics:

  • Complex liver disease patients requiring consultation or second opinion
  • Potential liver transplant candidates
  • Patients on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital liver transplant waiting list

To make an appointment at any of our satellite clinics, please call 312.695.4837.

Meet the Team

The Northwestern Medicine Liver Transplantation Team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients.

Meet the Downtown Chicago Liver Transplant Team
Locations & Contact Information

    Related Resources



    • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: AASLD promotes liver health, awareness and resources for the patient and also announces research awards.
    • American Liver Foundation: The ALF offers an array of information about liver disease and transplantation, as well as clinical trials and chapter locations and specifics. The Illinois chapter features an online support group and message board.
    • Coalition on Donation: This organization promotes and provides education about organ donation.
    • Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network: This not-for-profit organ procurement organization works with hospitals and donor families in the northern three-fourths of Illinois and northwest Indiana. The organization is responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for medical transplantation, as well as for professional and public education on organ and tissue donation.
    • MedlinePlus: Liver Transplantation: Extensive array of information resources regarding all aspects of liver transplantation. Selected and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
    • National Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is undertaking this initiative to ease the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors by building a national community of organ sharing.
    • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network: OPTN is a unique public-private partnership that links all of the professionals involved in the donation and transplantation system to increase the supply of donated organs available for transplantation.
    • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS): Click on "Transplant Living" for information, resources and tools for patients, families and caregivers.
    • U.S. Transplant: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients: Check Transplant Statistics to see how NMH stands in relation to other transplant centers.

    In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.