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Liver Transplant

The liver transplant program at Rush provides comprehensive transplant services for adults with end-stage liver disease. The program is a collaborative effort between the Division of Hepatology and the Solid Organ Transplant Program at Rush. Since its inception in 1985, Rush's transplant program has been one of the most active programs of its kind in the nation.


Edie Y Chan, MD, completed medical school at MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, her residency at Rush University Medical Center, and her fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center. She is board certified in Surgery and has clinical expertise in abdominal transplant, bile duct repair, cholecystectomy, liver surgery, liver transplant, pancreas transplant, and pancreas-kidney transplant. Additionally, she is an associate professor at Rush University and is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese).

Martin Hertl, MD, is the Director of Solid Organ Transplant. He completed medical school at the Medical Faculty of Hamburg University, Germany, his residencies at Essen University Hospital, Germany and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, and his fellowships at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and Washington University School of Medicine. He has clinical expertise in biliary surgery, hepatobiliary cancer, islet cell transplantation, kidney transplant, liver cancer, liver surgery, liver transplant, pancreas transplant, pancreatic cancer, pediatric kidney transplant, and vascular access surgery. Hertl also has research interest in liver xenotransplantaiton and organ perfusion and preservation and is fluent in German.

Erik Schadde, MD, is a board certified surgeron with practice emphasis in liver transplant. He completed his fellowship at the University of Wisconon Medical Center.


Rush offers a full range of transplant services for patients with acute liver failure or end-stage liver diseases, including a comprehensive evaluation clinic to expedite the transplant evaluation process and get patients on the transplant waiting list more quickly.

Rush also has a comprehensive liver tumor board composed of specialists from multiple areas who work collaboratively to provide the most up-to-date, advanced and compassionate care for our patients with cancer.

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University Transplant Program - Downtown
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Suite 161
Elevator III
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-4252
Fax: 312-942-3055
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