Division of Division of Liver Disease & Transplant Hepatology

Department of Medicine

Division of Liver Disease & Transplant Hepatology

Welcome to the New Jersey Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of Liver Disease & Transplant Hepatology website. Since its inception, the Division of Liver Disease & Transplant Hepatology has continually maintained an excellence for the treatments of digestive tract and related disorders. Our physicians have expertise in hepatitis and other liver diseases, pancreatico-biliary disease, nutritional disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy and other disorders of the digestive tract. We have a strong commitment to our patients, their families, and the surrounding community.

In addition to providing patient care, the Division of Liver Disease & Transplant Hepatology provides a solid foundation to academics with clinical and basic science research. The division's role in academics further identifies itself by having the largest GI fellowship program in the state of New Jersey. Our fellows are well trained with the latest techniques for treating digestive tract and related disorders. They also participate in scholarly activities such as research along with fostering growth of future physicians, medical students and residents. The training program prepares young physicians to join colleagues in the community or in an academic setting while providing excellent medical care and advancing the field of gastroenterology.

Exciting times are upon us in Gastroenterology & Hepatology and we hope these few pages will convey that excitement to you.

Nation’s Top Liver Transplant Program

Drs. Pyrsopoulos and Guarrera

Physicians at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School achieve highest one-year survival rate

The liver transplant program at Rutgers-affiliated University Hospital in Newark was ranked first in the nation, along with Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, for its one-year patient survival rate, according to data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

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The Impact of COVID on Successful Liver Transplantation

Steve Adubato is joined by Nick Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program, University Hospital, and James V. Guarrera, MD, Chief of Service for Surgery, Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, University Hospital. They discuss the success of their liver transplant program, the impact of COVID on transplantation, and the importance of research collaboration.