The Liver Care Line at the University of Washington offers specialized care for the full spectrum of liver diseases.
As academic hepatologists, we focus on the treatment of viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis and metabolic liver diseases.
We specialize in the management of end stage liver disease, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. Our multidisciplinary
team includes transplant surgeons, expert liver radiologists and pathologists, medical and surgical oncologists, and interventional
radiologists. We strive to provide world class patient care in an academic environment that includes cutting edge research protocols
which expand treatment options for our patients. Delivering the highest quality service to our patients and referring providers is
our priority, and we welcome your referrals for hepatology consultation, liver transplant evaluation, and coordinated liver tumor care.
Our Team of Specialists
Appointments & Referrals
All referrals to the Liver Care Line should be directed to fax number (206) 598-4287. This includes referrals for the hepatology clinic,
transplant evaluation, and liver tumor care. Upon referral receipt, a confirmation fax is sent to the referring physician’s office and the
patient is notified by telephone. All referrals are reviewed by a hepatology physician within 24 to 72 hours, and the patient is then scheduled
in the appropriate clinic. Please be aware that patients require insurance pre-authorization prior to scheduling transplant-related services.
Providers who would like to discuss their referral with the on-call hepatologist are asked to call MEDCON at 1-800-326-5300.
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Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
The University of Washington School of Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Transplant Hepatology. Candidates must
have completed gastroenterology fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited program and be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Gastroenterology.
The University of Washington Medical Center is a large volume liver transplant center with over two decades of experience. Our fellowship
program provides an intensive education in transplant hepatology, with multidisciplinary input from transplant surgeons, hepatobiliary surgeons,
hepatic pathologists, and interventional radiologists, ensuring a broad-based clinical experience. The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
also includes participation in clinical research.
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CME: Liver Transplant Partner Program
Medical Providers with an interest in transplant medicine are invited to join the UW Medicine Liver Care Line for a unique continuing
medical education program. This program is a 4-day hands-on, interactive experience designed to educate practicing gastroenterologists and
hepatologists regarding all aspects of liver transplant care. This includes participation in transplant rounds, multiple medical and surgical
clinics, various transplant-related conferences, and observation of procedures, including ERCPs and, potentially, liver transplants. Physicians
will use this knowledge to better care for their patients with liver disease, including those who are awaiting or have received a liver transplant.
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