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Children's National's Hepatology Program provides specialized diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services for children with a variety of liver diseases. The program is coordinated through the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-3032.

We emphasize a personal approach to care, and the program's pediatric gastroenterologists work closely with related specialists from the divisions of Radiology, Anesthesiology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to create an individual care plan for every child.

Our advanced services include radiologic studies, including sonograms, elastography, Magnetic Resonant Cholangiograms (MRCP) and sonogram guided liver biopsies. We collaborate with the Obesity Program to care for children with fatty liver.

Additionally, our Hepatology Program routinely follows patients who are listed for liver transplantation and have already received transplantation.

Conditions We Treat

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Biliary Atresia

Fatty Liver


Infectious and Autoimmune Hepatitis

Liver Transplantation

Newborn Jaundice

Patient Stories

Family Resources

Support Group

Hepatitis Foundation International periodic parent support group meetings are held at Children’s National Hospital and other convenient locations.


The Hepatology Program participates in several multi-center, international, industry and NIH-sponsored studies involving treatment of hepatitis B, C and fatty liver. Patients enrolled in these studies are offered free treatment, visits and laboratory and other supports such as nutrition.

Helpful Websites

American Liver Foundation
National Institutes of Health (liver disease information)