UCLA Medical Center
The flagship program of the Division of Liver and Pancreas
Transplantation was founded in 1984 as the UCLA Liver Transplant Program
under the leadership of Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil. Rededicated in 1992 as The
Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center, clinical activities encompass the entire spectrum
of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery for adult and pediatric patients.
In addition to liver transplantation, our services have grown to include The UCLA Small
Intestinal Transplant Program, The UCLA Pancreas Transplant Program and most recently,
The Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center.
As part of an academic medical center, the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
is dedicated to the training and education of medical students, interns, residents and
visiting scholars. Further, the Division offers a two-year American Society of Transplant
Surgeons accredited Fellowship in Multi-organ Transplantation Surgery which is considered
to be one of the finest in the world.
In the research arena, the Division has maintained a strong international presence
in both clinical and basic scientific disciplines. Scientific advancements are pursued
in the Dumont-UCLA Transplantation Laboratories and the Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Laboratory,
involving projects in a variety of areas. Current areas of particular study include graft
tolerance, immunology, ischemia reperfusion injury and genetic mapping of liver tumors.