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Liver Center - Saint Louis University Liver Center Facts

  • Largest liver center in St. Louis and in Missouri in terms of research funding, patient visits, clinical trials and hepatologists
  • Over 1,300 patient visits per month for care of patients with liver disease by Saint Louis University Liver Center clinicians
  • One of the largest treatment centers for liver disease in the United States
  • Thirty-eight (38) faculty and staff comprise the Saint Louis University Liver Center
  • Over 85 publications by the Saint Louis University Liver Center faculty and staff in 2008
  • Over 727 liver transplants since July, 1988
  • Over $5,285,000 of research funding for liver disease in 2008. (Pharmaceutical, NIH, and VA)
  • Over 1,200 patients cured of hepatitis C
  • Thirty-five (35) active clinical trials, bringing new treatments to our patients with hepatitis C, hepatitis B, primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), hepatocellular cancer (HCC)
  • One of the 8 centers in the US funded by the NIH for the study of NASH (NASH CRN)
  • One of the 12 centers in the US funded by the NIH for the study of maintenance interferon for hepatitis C (HALT-C)
  • One of the 13 centers in the US funded by the NIH for the study of new treatment in hepatitis B (HBRN)