The Liver Center is led by Riccardo Superina, MD, and Catherine Chapin, MD.
Dr. Superina is a world-renowned authority in the field of pediatric liver, kidney and intestinal transplantation and an internationally recognized expert in the surgical treatment of complex hepatobiliary conditions, pancreatic disease and endocrine tumors. He is one of only a handful of pediatric surgeons in the United States with the depth of expertise and scope of training to perform highly specialized transplantation procedures of the intra-abdominal organs in children. He is also an expert in alternative operative and non-operative strategies to avert transplantation in children with end-stage organ disease, and an author of more than 170 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Chapin is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and in Pediatric Advanced Transplant Hepatology. She has expertise treating children with a wide range of acute and chronic liver diseases including optimizing medical management for children who require liver transplantation. Her primary research focus is Acute Liver Failure and she has published many original articles and is involved in NIH sponsored research in this area. Other areas of interest include post-liver transplant immunosuppression optimization and studies of immunosuppression minimization and withdrawal. She is also the Lurie Children's site investigator for SPLIT (the Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation), and director of the Lurie Pediatric Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program.