Liver Transplant Anesthesia Division
The Division of Liver Transplant Anesthesia is one of the most active clinical programs worldwide. The Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute has a long history of excellence in clinical care and research. Since the inception of the liver transplantation program, more than 3,000 patients have received cadaveric or living donor transplants at Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai is also a leading center for living donor hepatic transplantation. Our anesthesiology team consists of a core group of six attending anesthesiologists. The division also has five pediatric anesthesiologists that cover pediatric liver transplantation. The institution performs 100-150 liver transplants per year.
The anesthesia team is actively developing a group of best practices, with increasing utilization of thromboelastography, intraoperative use of transesophageal echocardiography, and a concerted effort to reduce blood-product administration. The dedicated anesthesiology staff contributes to adherence to best practices and superlative communication between the specialties by maintaining a close working relationship with the surgical team. The academic productivity of the Transplantation Institute anesthesia team is continually improving. In addition to several presentations and national and international meetings, the group is currently conducting several retrospective and prospective trials.
Liver transplantation anesthesiology is a tremendous clinical challenge—the ultimate in the integration of knowledge and technical skills. Our dedicated team is at the forefront of clinical care and research and continues to set the standard for excellence in the care of these patients.
Charles Ellis, MD