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Liver Transplant Program

Waiting for a liver transplant can be stressful, for you and for the people who care about you. The liver transplant team at Rush understands the needs and concerns of patients awaiting transplants — and has a team of experts to support you before, during and after your surgery.

The transplant team includes surgeons and hepatologists, who work together to address every aspect of your care. Experienced nurses will work with your physicians to coordinate your care before the transplant and for several months afterward.

Other team members are on hand to answer your questions about medications, diet and insurance. They'll also help you get the support you need to handle day-to-day and long-term needs related to your transplant.

Our exceptional outcomes help make our liver transplant program at Rush a leader among transplant programs in Chicago. According to the most recent Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) data, Rush has better-than-expected rates of one-year adult patient survival after liver transplantation — the best outcomes of any Chicago hospital and in Illinois.

As of the July 2019 SRTR report, our one-year patient survival rate for single-organ transplants is 94.03%. Our one-year survival rate for patients with functioning transplants from deceased donors is also 94.03%.

The Rush University Transplant Program cares for patients in need of liver, kidney and pancreas t

Nancy Reau, MD, is a transplant hepatologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Edward Hollinger Jr, MD, PhD is a transplant surgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago