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A New Liver. A Second Chance.

Your path to a liver transplant begins here, at the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute. Our world-class hepatology team is here to guide you every step of the way, offering personalized treatment plans and collaborative care.

Our Dedication. Your Confidence.

Graft Survival Rates

Graft Survival Rates

At 95.41 percent, our one-year liver graft transplant survival rate exceeds the national average.

Wait Times

Wait Times

At 47.9 days, our median liver transplant wait time is less than one-quarter of the national average.

Patient Survival Rates

Patient Survival Rates

At 95.92 percent, our one-year liver transplant patient survival rate exceeds the national average.

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Your Liver Treatment Plan.

Start Your Journey

You're ready to take charge of your health. Our liver transplant team is ready to help guide your journey, from navigating the application process to collecting your medical records.

Evaluation

We're working toward the same goal: a successful liver transplant that will help you live a longer, healthier, fuller life. Our evaluation process is designed to make sure there's a clear path to achieving that goal.

Waiting List

Our median transplant wait time is less than one-quarter of the national average and our care team is dedicated to caring for you and your support system.

Surgery

Find peace of mind with a liver transplant team that combines state-of-the-art technology and collaborative patient care.

Staying Healthy

We'll guide your recovery every step of the way, empowering you with the information, tools and resources you need to care for your new liver.

Where Expertise Meets Experience.

Bobby Nibhanupudy, MD

Bobby Nibhanupudy, MD

Medical Director of Abdominal Transplant

"People let us into their lives, we make a huge impact on their lives and their families' lives in general, and I think that's the heart of being a physician."

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Shady Guirguis, MD

Transplant Hepatologist

"Medicine and faith have always been a part of my life; my father was a surgeon, mother a pediatrician. Having admired the impact of their work as they followed in the footsteps of the great physician Jesus, I knew this was the same path of servant leadership I wanted to follow today."

Michael Angelis, MD

Michael Angelis, MD

Surgical Director of Kidney Transplant

"The high point for me is seeing how we transform patient's lives."

L. Thomas Chin, MD

L. Thomas Chin, MD

Surgical Director of Liver Transplant

"Seeing my first transplant as a student, I watched in amazement. As a transplant surgeon, I remain amazed as we bring hope for a new life for the patient."

Ayman Koteish, MD

Ayman Koteish, MD

Medical Director of Liver Transplant Director of Hepatology

"The first visit with a patient after their life-saving transplant is a truly special moment, and I'm grateful that I get to witness miracles like this as part of my work."

Torfay Sharifnia Roman, MD

Torfay Sharifnia Roman, MD

Transplant Hepatologist

"The other day, my patients told me that without his transplant, he wouldn't have had the chance to witness his granddaughter's birth. And that is why I do what I do."

Giridhar Vedula, MD

Giridhar Vedula, MD

Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplant

"In this profession, there is more honor than I could've imagined. I remain in awe of the human structure and function and the resilience of the human spirit that I observe each day."

Moeed Azam, MD

Moeed Azam, MD

Anesthesiologist, Abdominal Transplant

"We bring our rare talents together over many hours in the operating room, often through the whole night, and amazingly get to offer new life to so many people."

Meet Your Liver Team
Our Advanced Hepatology Program

Our Advanced Hepatology Program

Our liver transplant and hepatology programs are closely connected, providing state-of-the-art, fully comprehensive care for hepatology and liver-disease patients.

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Hepatobiliary Surgery Program

Hepatobiliary Surgery Program

The only program of its kind in Central Florida, our hepatobiliary surgery program offers a full spectrum of medical and surgical expertise for hepatobiliary disorders.

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Pediatric Liver Transplant

Florida Hospital Transplant Institute is partnering with Florida Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to develop a world class comprehensive pediatric liver transplant program. We started accepting patients as of January 2018 and transplanted the first pediatric patient May of 2018.

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Rene Sorrentino, Liver Transplant Patient

"Within days, I got a call for a transplant. I feel like the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute was a gift from God."

- Rene Sorrentino, Liver Transplant Patient

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Hospitality And Hope Under One Roof.

For patients and families who are traveling more than 35 miles to Orlando for treatment, our brand-new Bartch Transplant House provides patient housing and all the support and amenities they need at an affordable cost during their healing journey.

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