The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology

Liver Transplant Anesthesia

Compassionate Care While You Sleep


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital continue a tradition of excellence in solid organ transplantation, with MHH regularly being the most frequent organ-recovery site in the country.

Liver: Approximately 50 transplants performend per year, >100 patients waitlisted and >20 referrals per month. Residents are invited to monthly CME events and will assist in the preoperative screening process for potential candidates.

Renal: Approximately 100 transplants are performed per year, including live donor and laparoscopic assisted donation, with additional cases performed at the Texas Heart institute (THI), a popular anesthesia rotation during the CA-2 and/or CA-3 year. More than 500 patients are waitlisted with ± 20 referrals per month.

Pancreas: Approximately 10 pancreas transplants per year are performed with anticipated increase with a newly recruited surgeon (50 patients waitlisted).

Heart and Lung: 30–35 heart and lung transplants are performed yearly at the Texas Heart Institure (see above for rotation details).

Intestine: We have recently started an intestinal transplant program, with two performed and two patients waitlisted.

For more information, please contact Evan Pivalizza, M.D.