The Ochsner Hospital for Children Pediatric Liver Transplant program is part of the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute Liver Transplant Program that has been ranked #1 in the nation for the past five years. Ochsner has the only pediatric liver transplant program in the state of Louisiana. Ochsner has performed more than 2,000 liver transplants, making Ochsner the most experienced liver transplant center in the Gulf South and giving patients and their families confidence in our expertise.

The Pediatric Liver Transplant team includes:

  • Dedicated transplant surgeons
  • Dedicated pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist
  • Pediatric pharmacist
  • Social worker
  • Dietitian
  • Coordinator
  • Child life specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Intensivist
  • Hospitalist

The patients are cared within our Multi-Organ Transplant Institute but with a dedicated focus on our pediatric patients. The program follows patients with congenital defects such as biliary atresia, inherited liver conditions, metabolic disorders and liver tumors.

Why have a transplant at the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute?



  • Ochsner remains one of the nation’s most active liver transplant programs conducting over 200 liver transplants annually.
  • Ochsner surgeons have performed more than 2,000 adult and pediatric liver transplant operations, making Ochsner the most experienced liver transplant center in the Gulf South.
  • Our hepatologists are leading the nation on the cutting-edge of clinical research, including treatment of viral hepatitis that allows many patients to avoid transplantation altogether.
  • Our surgeons are also experienced in split liver transplants, reduced size liver transplants and living-related liver transplantation in adults and children.

Patient Convenience

  • Quick, direct flights are available to Ochsner from across the country
  • Short wait times for transplantation
  • Reduced transplant surgery times
  • Shorter time in critical care and hospital stays
  • Lodging is available onsite at the Brent House Hotel and nearby to create a collaborative long-term care effort between the Ochsner team, your referring physician and your family and you
  • Interdisciplinary team approach to care consisting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, dieticians, financial coordinators and social workers

Patient Care

After transplantation, Ochsner closely follows care for all patients. We take pride in creating an environment that supports the needs of our patients and their families.

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