Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation


Who We Are

The Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation participates in a comprehensive medical-surgical-radiologic hepatobiliary referral service, emphasizing diagnosis and medical management of liver and bile duct diseases with a variety of  treatment strategies, including  liver resection, RF ablation, alcohol injection, chemoembolization,  portosystemic shunting, TIPS, laparoscopic procedures, and  biliary bypass, as well as  liver transplantation.

The liver transplantation program is part of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, which represents a major commitment to the expanding and important field of transplantation. The heart, lung, bone marrow, kidney, and pancreas transplantation programs closely interact with one another. The division also participates in a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment program in hepatobiliary disease, offered by the Vanderbilt Clinic. This multidisciplinary group evaluates patients to establish a diagnosis, assess the severity of the disease and develop a treatment plan.


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John Kelly Wright, Jr., MD, FACS 
Professor and Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary & Liver Transplantation