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.

Liver Transplant Program at Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-498-7878 Getting Here
Additional Locations

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

How organs are allocated

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is federally contracted to maintain the database of all patients waiting for transplant in the US and to set the policies on organ allocation. On a local level, California Transplant Donor Network (CTDN) is the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) that coordinates organ procurement for Stanford, UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center.

When a donor organ becomes available, it is offered to the sickest person in the local area first. If a good match is not found locally, the organ is then offered regionally, then nationally. To identify who the sickest patients are, UNOS uses the Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score.

After completing the pre transplant evaluation process, accepted transplant candidates are listed with UNOS according to blood type (O, A, B and AB), acceptable body size and age range of donor, and disease Severity Measure (MELD score).

Once you are listed with UNOS, you will need to maintain contact with us and keep up with your clinic visits and lab work. It is important to obtain laboratory tests periodically to update your (MELD) score.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care 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.

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: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRANSFER CENTER

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

Stanford Health Care (formerly 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.

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