Saint Louis University Liver Center
The Saint Louis University Liver Center was designated a center of excellence in December 2001 with institutional monies derived from the SLU2000 Center of Excellence Award. The Liver Center is committed to excellence in quality care, basic and clinical research and medical and public education.
Designation as a center of excellence brings together all the clinical and research resources of Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University Hospital to help diagnose, treat, cure and educate the public about liver diseases. Providing national leadership in the field of hepatology, the Liver Center is staffed by some of the highest-profile doctors and research scientists in the nation. Many are named in the Best Doctors, Inc. database, an independent medical reference service.
The liver specialists in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology see more than 700 patients per month with various types of liver diseases. These physicians have one of the world's largest hepatitis C practices in the world, treating more than 800 patients annually. For five of the last seven years, patient care services offered by the Center have been ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in treatment of digestive diseases, including liver disease.
Objectives of the Liver Center
- Enhance funding for liver disease research at Saint Louis University
- Enhance national and international recognition of Saint Louis University faculty involved in the practice of hepatology and both basic and clinical research in liver biology and pathology
- Form a cohesive group of investigators from different disciplines involved in liver research
- Apply new technologies discovered by basic research to the medical care of patients with liver disease