The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation provides state-of-the-art care for patients with end stage liver disease, end stage renal disease, hepatobiliary and pancreaticobiliary disease, as well as patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The liver transplant program at OHSU was constructed by division head Susan Orloff, M.D.; she and her team continue to expand the volume of transplants while improving survival rates and outcomes. The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation is active in research and education, and partners with the Division of Surgical Oncology to sponsor two hepato-pancreatico-biliary fellows each year.
The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation provides state-of-the-art care for patients with end stage liver disease, end stage renal disease, hepatobiliary and pancreaticobiliary disease, as well as patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Rapid evolution in transplant indications, transplant techniques, immunosuppressive medication and the development of new approaches are evaluated and applied as clinical situations warrant.
Early referral is encouraged so that evaluation and waitlisting can be timed to achieve optimal outcomes. Twenty-four hour access to our physician staff is available for consultation and referrals. A comprehensive inpatient service provides focused care of these patients with end stage organ failure. Specialty outpatient clinics provide in-depth pre- and post-transplant care. Specialists in hepatology, gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetology, cardiology, pulmonary, interventional radiology, anesthesiology, urology, psychiatry, psychology, dietetics, physical therapy, social services and ethical/pastoral care are all coordinated to assist with multi-disciplinary care for patients. We conduct multiple investigative protocols in transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.
Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellowship Program
Our hepato-pancreatico-biliary fellowship is designed to draw from the multidisciplinary strengths of faculty members in abdominal organ transplant/hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, surgical oncology, and general surgery.