Liver Transplant Program

Renowned Experts Caring for Patients of All Ages

Meet Jaimie D. Nathan, MD

Chief, Abdominal Transplant & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

Liver Transplant Program

Backed by renowned expertise in liver transplantation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of care for infants, children and young adults. Our surgical team uses all technical variant grafts in liver transplantation, including split livers, reduced-sized grafts and living donor liver transplantation, to optimize outcomes and minimize time on the waiting list. 

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About Liver Transplant at Nationwide Children’s

Nationally accredited by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the Liver Transplant program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for every child requiring liver transplantation.

Nationwide Children’s welcomed renowned pediatric transplant surgeon, Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, in 2021. Serving as Chief of Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Dr. Nathan has devoted his career to pediatric abdominal transplantation and has extensive experience in liver transplants – including performing transplants in patients as young as 12 months. Areas of expertise include utilizing all technical variant grafts in liver transplantation, including split livers, reduced-sized grafts and living donor liver transplantation, to optimize outcomes and minimize time on the waiting list.

Dr. Nathan leads a team of multidisciplinary specialists that guide the patient journey every step of the way, from evaluation and diagnosis, through transplant and long-term follow up.

Liver problems can be life-threatening and life-changing. Quick evaluation, correct diagnosis and early treatment can impact long-term health, so our team is committed to seeing all outpatient referrals within 48 hours.

Leading Expertise

The Liver Transplant team at Nationwide Children’s includes some of the top pediatric liver and transplant specialists in the United States. Our transplant surgeons and hepatologists share decades of combined experience evaluating patients, performing liver transplants and providing long-term follow-up.

Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD
Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Program
Chief of Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery

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Sylvester Black, MD, PhD
Surgeon, Liver Transplant Program

William K Washburn

W. Kenneth Washburn, MD
Surgeon, Liver Transplant Program

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Christina A. Heinzman, CPNP-AC, DNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care

Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Alexander Weymann, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program

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Monique Goldschmidt, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Co-Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Cheryl Gariepy

Cheryl E. Gariepy
Pediatric Gastroenterologist

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Carol J. Potter
Pediatric Gastroenterologist