Led by Stuart Knechtle, M.D. and Rene Romero, M.D., the Children's Liver Transplant team is dedicated to caring for infants, children and young adults before, during and after pediatric liver transplantation.
About Our Physician Leaders
Stuart Knechtle, M.D., a leader in the field of liver transplant, serves as Surgical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and Chief of Transplant. He has designed and led a variety of clinical trials in organ transplantation. Prior to coming to Children’s, he led a team that performed Wisconsin's first liver transplant from a living donor and the state’s first combined liver/pancreas transplant.
Rene Romero, M.D., an award winning physician, educator and clinical researcher, is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and Clinical Director of Hepatology. He has extensive experience in acute liver failure, portal hypertension, viral hepatitis, hepatopulmonary syndrome and post transplant medical issues.