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Dr. Jaideep Behari gives a presentation on liver transplants and the national organ allocation policies for deceased donors. Dr. Behari also covers patient selection and medical management.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how liver transplants are regulated in the US
  • Recognize how organs are allocated for liver transplants
  • Become familiar with post-liver transplant complications

Reading Resources: 

  1. Long-term management of the liver transplant recipient: pearls for the practicing gastroenterologist. Oustecky DH, Riera AR, Rothstein KD. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2011 Sep;40(3):659-8
  2. Advances in livertransplantation allocation systems. Schilsky ML, Moini M. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Mar 14;22(10):2922-30.
  3. Changing prioritization for transplantati-on: MELD-na, hepatocellular carcinoma exceptions, and moreKalra A, Wedd JP, Biggins SW. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016 Apr;21(2):120-6.
  4. Update on the management of the liver transplant patient. Kwong AJ, Fix OK. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2015 May;31(3):224-32.


Dr. Behari has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 11/7/2017 | Last Modified On: 4/18/2018 | Expires: 11/7/2018

This course has been expired.