Pediatric liver transplant program receives top honors

Published on August 30th, 2021 by Christina Echegaray.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s pediatric liver transplant program was recently named among the nation’s best programs by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

Named one of five programs with a superior rating for patient survival during a two-and-a-half-year period, the recognition also highlights the program’s 100% patient and graft survival rate.

“We knew we were performing well,” said program chief Sophoclis Alexopoulos, MD. “Receiving verification through this report is a great indicator that we are moving in the direction we want. We are proud of our progress.”

The program was also listed as the eighth busiest deceased donor pediatric liver transplant program and the 12th busiest total pediatric liver transplant program in the nation.