Hepatology Program Contact number | 202-476-3032

Hepatology

Understanding Hepatitis

Children's specialists are experts in many different types of pediatric hepatitis, or liver inflammation.

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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.

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

Conditions treated in the Hepatology Program include:

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Drug-related hepatitis
  • Infectious hepatitis (including hepatitis B and C)
  • Metabolic hepatitis (such as Wilson's Disease)
  • Neonatal hepatitis
  • Steatohepatitis (fatty liver)
  • TPN-related hepatitis

Our advanced services include radiologic studies, including sonograms, Magnetic Resonant Cholangiograms (MRCP) and liver biopsies if necessary.

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

A Program to Meet the Needs of Families

Children's National offers weekly clinics for patients and their families to teach them more about liver disease, provide them with an opportunity to ask questions, and help them cope with a child's illness.

The Hepatology Program Team

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Conditions

We provide a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most.

Contact Information

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Locations

We see children from around the Washington, DC, area, nation, and world who need the specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer.

Meet the Team

Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.

Related Departments

Pediatric specialists work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.

Resources for Families

Children’s National offers resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience.