The University of Florida performed the first liver transplant in the State of Florida in 1989 and currently performs between 40 and 60 transplants per year. The Liver Unit currently consists of 8 full-time hepatologists who provide inpatient and consultative liver-related services that include clinical support for the liver transplant program. The Liver Unit has been extremely successful in viral hepatitis research and is a major tertiary referral center for the southeastern United States.

For Patients

The UF liver team is multidisciplinary, with colleagues in surgery, oncology, radiology and other internal medicine specialties working together to provide patients with personalized care.

UF Health Liver Transplant

The Liver Transplant Program at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida has more than twenty-two years of experience providing excellent care to patients with the most complex liver disease in the state of Florida.

For Physicians

UF Health Shands hepatologists in Gainesville offer treatment and evaluation for patients presenting across the spectrum of liver disease.

For Staff

Educational materials for University of Florida staff.

Other LIVER Disease Websites


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

The AASLD advances and disseminates the science and practice of hepatology, and to promote liver health and quality patient care.


American Liver Foundation

ALF’s mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.


Alpha-1 Association

The Alpha-1 Foundation is a not-for-profit Florida corporation founded in 1995 by John Walsh, Sandy Lindsey and Susan Stanley, three people diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1).


Chronic Liver Disease Foundation

The CLDF is a global nonprofit organization of leading hepatology specialists committed to raising awareness of the effects of chronic liver disease and sharing the latest insights with the healthcare community and patients.


European Association for the Study of the Liver

EASL is a medical association dedicated to pursuing excellence in liver research, clinical practice of liver disorders, and in providing education to all those interested in hepatology.