Liver transplant program

"At no point in my transplant journey did I ever feel alone. All of my needs were tended to. I had professionals to help me physically, emotionally, and even someone to help with the financial paperwork. The whole team walked this journey with me." - Patti D., transplant recipient

The Hume-Lee Transplant Center is unsurpassed in providing state-of-the-art care to patients needing a liver transplant — with survival rates at or above the national average. The program began in 1964 and was reinvigorated by H.M. Lee, M.D., in 1984. Since then, more than 1,400 patients have received liver transplants at the VCU Medical Center.

Advanced treatments available at Hume-Lee allow us to successfully evaluate and treat patients who may be denied the option of liver transplantation elsewhere in the country. And with a median time to transplant that is 1/3 of the national average, our patients spend less time waiting for a life-saving liver transplant.

Our liver transplant program offers deceased donor liver transplant and living donor liver transplant (living related, unrelated and good Samaritan) for the treatment of liver and bile duct diseases including but not limited to:

  • Chronic viral or autoimmune hepatitis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Liver damage from toxins including alcohol
  • Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Acute liver failure
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)

Patient guides

Download these booklets on liver donation and transplantation for additional information.