Experts in Liver Transplants

Stanford Hospital's Liver Transplant Program began in 1991 as part of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Since then, our team has performed more than 800 adult liver transplantations, consistently exceeding national patient and liver survival rates at the one- and three-year marks after transplantation.

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Inspiring Others to Consider Organ Donation

You have the power to inspire family and friends to become registered organ donors and help save lives. Many people think about signing up, but it often takes something—or someone—to really move them to take action. By sharing your story, you can help make a difference in the availability of donor organs. 

Organ donation facts

  • 18 people die every day waiting for a transplant.
  • Approximately 500 people are added to the national waiting list every month.
  • One deceased donor can potentially provide: 1 heart or 2 heart valves, 2 lungs, 2 kidneys, 1 liver, 1 pancreas, 2 hip joints, 2 corneas, bones, connective tissues, skin, and blood vessels.
  • Donation is a sterile surgical procedure. Open-casket funerals are not affected by donation.
  • Organs are allocated based on the urgency of medical need, not according to a patient's financial, political, social, or celebrity status. The length of time it takes to receive a transplant is based on medical criteria like blood type, height and weight, and time spent waiting. The most important factor that affects length of time waiting is a lack of organ donors.
  • Only increased medical need can "move" someone higher on the national waiting list for organs. Rich and famous people have to wait like everyone else.
  • Donation is consistent with the life-preserving traditions of most major religions.
  • Donation is not discussed until all efforts to save a life have failed. If someone is sick, injured and/or admitted to a hospital, the first priority is to save that person's life. If all possible efforts to save a patient's life have failed, and two physicians have tested the patient and certified that death has occurred, a family is then asked about giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Source: California Transplant Donor Network; read more at ctdn.org.

Get involved

Find out how you can become a volunteer Donate Life Ambassador at community events in Northern and Central California or read about our living donor program at Stanford.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Your doctor will request an evaluation by one of Stanford's transplant specialists, who will review your previous medical records and determine if additional tests are necessary. Patients undergoing initial evaluation, medical follow-up before transplant, and post-transplant follow-up, both early and late, are seen in the liver transplant clinic.

To learn more about our outreach locations, call the Outreach Clinic Central Office at 650-725-1988.

To reach a patient care coordinator, call:

  • Tammy Stewart 650-724-3092
  • Beatriz Valdes 650-721-1850
  • Lisa Tislau 650-724-0383

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-7878

For Health Care Professionals

We are committed to maintaining regular communication with referring physicians, including sending all records regarding consultation and outpatient clinic visits, as well as a summary of Liver Transplant Selection Committee minutes.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811, Fax: 650-721-3476
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRANSFER CENTER

Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Please submit a referral form via fax or electronically via PRISM. We will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office. If you have any questions about the referral process, please call us at 650-498-7878.

For Fresno, Los Gatos, San Jose, or Turlock clinics fax the cover sheet and patient referral form to 650-498-7602. For all other clinic locations, fax the patient referral form to 650-498-7888.

FOLLOW UP ON A PATIENT

Our team initiates regular telephone communication, if necessitated by the patient's status, and sends each referring physician a binder of basic information regarding pre- and post-transplant patient management, including copies of pertinent chapters and articles from the literature, to facilitate ongoing care.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

Learn More About PRISM »