Liver Transplant

The Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) Transplantation Institute provides state-of-the-art patient care for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of liver diseases including viral hepatitis, liver disease and cirrhosis. As an academic center, LLUMC hepatologists are engaged in extensive clinical research and educational efforts to explore the latest diagnostics and treatments. Working in close collaboration with the Liver Transplant Program, the Hepatology / Liver Disease Program manages our patients’ illness through personalized support and the most effective therapies.

Program Overview

The Transplantation Institute’s Liver Disease Program offers innovative care for diseases and disorders affecting the liver and associated organs. Specializing in patient-centered care, our physicians thoroughly diagnose, treat and manage patients with the following conditions:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcoholic liver disease Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Wilson’s Disease

LLUMC provides evaluation, management, treatment and referral for transplantation and continued follow up care including post transplant immunotherapy disease management. Deeply dedicated to healing the whole person, our physicians and health care team strive to restore each patient to a full and productive life.

Our Approach

With our extensive experience and multidisciplinary approach, LLUMC Hepatologists collaborate with other medical specialists to assess and develop individualized patient treatment plans in order to promote the best possible outcomes.

Our Liver Disease Team

LLUMC is driven to provide exceptional multidisciplinary care for individuals with liver-related diseases. Our Liver Disease Team is comprised of world-class adult and pediatric medical and surgical specialists trained in the treatment of liver disease and liver transplantation. Committed to “make man whole,” our physicians collaborate to create the most comprehensive treatment of liver disease. Using the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services, LLUMC strives to ensure individuals enjoy a better quality of life.


The Liver Transplant Program at LLUMC for adult liver patients was founded by Medi-Cal in February 1997, followed by Medicare certification in 1998. It’s also accredited by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a national transplantation program, and was recertified in 2009 by the CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services).