Liver Transplant

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A doctor examines an older man who may be a candidate for a liver transplant.

For someone who has developed a serious liver disease, a liver transplant or other surgery may be the best option. The liver is the largest internal organ. It makes nearly all the proteins, many of the fats, and several hormones that keep us alive and healthy. It is the only solid organ that has the ability to regenerate. 

Yale Medicine is recognized internationally for being a pioneer in liver transplant surgeries, including such complex procedures as  transplantation from living donors. “We have a long history of success with liver transplants, a reputation for clinical excellence and patient-centered care, and a tradition of cutting-edge research and innovation,” says David Mulligan, MD, chief of Yale Medicine Transplant & Immunology Surgery.


Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.