Liver Disease (Hepatology)

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If you’re choosing care for liver disease, it’s important to find a comprehensive program with doctors who are highly specialized and experienced. You’ll find that care -- including liver transplant -- from the experts at University of Minnesota Physicians. 

Liver Clinic
The Liver Clinic is located within the Transplant Center at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. We provide comprehensive, coordinated care for diagnosis and treatment of all liver diseases and disorders, including evaluation for a transplant. In the event of a transplant, our physicians work closely with the transplant surgeons and staff across different specialties. This coordination assure seamless care of the highest quality. 

Prevention in Liver Disease Program
The Prevention in Liver Disease program serves people with cirrhosis and their families. Participants are evaluated for common problems related to cirrhosis and learn to manage these issues with individualized education and a plan of care

Liver Transplant
University of Minnesota Medical Center is a national leader in liver transplants. Our program consistently ranks among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Our multidisciplinary approach is vital in addressing all diseases and disorders of the liver. You will receive complete care and the latest in treatment options, including diagnosis, evaluation for transplant, transplantation, clinical trials and follow-up care.


Clinics & Providers

Specialty highlights

Research highlights
Viral hepatitis
is the focus for research by hepatologists in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Several research protocols are underway for the management of people with hepatitis C. Dr. John Lake studies a focused hepatitis C treatment and is a co-investigator for two clinical research protocols funded by the National Institutes of Health. Physicians also participate in the Midwest Hepatitis Study Group, which investigates treatments for people with chronic viral hepatitis.

Research scientists discovered 15 new genes linked to liver cancer at the Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center. The goal is new drugs and therapies tailored to treat each individual’s liver cancer. 


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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