Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic's liver transplant program in Rochester, Minnesota, has developed as a natural extension of the world-renowned and award-winning Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. As one of the largest referral centers for liver disease in the world, Mayo Clinic provides an ideal environment to care for patients.
The liver transplant program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester is known nationally and internationally as a center of excellence. Since the first liver transplant was performed at Mayo Clinic in 1985, more than 2,700 transplants have been performed in children and adults. Our multidisciplinary team approach to health care, experienced staff and quality facilities have allowed us to achieve short- and long-term patient survival rates far above national averages. See liver transplant volumes and success measures.
The establishment of the Mayo Clinic William J. von Liebig Center for Transplantation and Clinical Regeneration has been a milestone in transplantation at Mayo Clinic. The consolidation of all transplant programs (liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, heart, lung, bone marrow) into the Transplant Center has permitted unprecedented multidisciplinary cooperation and integrated care, further enabling us to improve the health and lives of our patients.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Our faculty members publish and lecture extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to the hepatology and liver transplant faculty at Mayo Clinic throughout your training.
Mayo Clinic's transplant hepatology faculty include:
- Alina M. Allen, M.D.
- Piet C. de Groen, M.D.
- Gregory J. Gores, M.D.
- Robert C. Huebert, M.D.
- Patrick S. Kamath, M.D.
- Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D.
- Konstantinos N. Lazaridis, M.D.
- Michael D. Leise, M.D.
- Harmeet Malhi, MBBS
- John J. Poterucha, M.D., Hepatobiliary Interest Group Director
- Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
- William Sanchez, M.D.
- Vijay Shah, M.D.
- Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D.
- Kymberly D. Watt, M.D., Liver Transplant Director
- Russell H. Wiesner, M.D.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.