Liver Transplant Transplant Services

Liver Transplant

Mailing Address
750 Welch Road, Suite 215
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-7878
Fax: 650-498-7888

Stanford Hospitalís Liver Transplant Program is committed to maintaining regular communication with referring physicians, sending them all records regarding consultation and outpatient clinic visits, as well as a summary of Liver Transplant Selection Committee minutes.

Our team initiates regular telephone communication if necessitated by the patient's status and sends each referring physician a binder of basic information regarding pre and post transplant patient management, including copies of pertinent chapters and articles from the literature, to facilitate ongoing care.

To refer a patient to our program, please submit a referral form via fax or electronically via PRISM, the Stanford Physician Portal. If you have any questions about the referral process, please call us at (650) 498-7878.

Option 1–Fax: Please download the Patient Referral Form and fax it back to us at (650) 498-7888. Once we receive the form, we will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office.

Option 2–PRISM: To register or for more information, please visit the Stanford Physician Portal.

Physician Resources

MELD Calculator

The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is a numerical scale that is currently used for liver allocation. Itís the most important determining factor of when your patient will receive a transplant. The MELD score is calculated using a mathematical formula that is solely based on three lab values: total bilirubin, INR, and creatinine.

Determine your patientís MELD score using our MELD Calculator.

Lab Frequency for MELD Recertification
MELD score 25 or greater Renew labs every 7 days Lab values no older than 48 hours
MELD score 19-24 Renew labs every 30 days Lab values no older than 7 days
MELD score 11-18 Renew labs every 3 months Lab values no older than 14 days
MELD score 10 or less Renew labs every year Lab values no older than 30 days

Liver Donor Risk Index (DRI) App

Free app designed for iPhone and iPad

Use the Liver DRI app by Stanford Transplant Surgeon Marc L. Melcher, MD, PhD to calculate the donor risk index of a liver from a deceased donor.  The app illustrates some of the factors taken into account by the surgeons on call when they decide on whether to accept a liver graft.

It is based on the following paper: Characteristics Associated with Liver Graft Failure: The Concept of a Donor Risk Index by S. Feng, NP Goodrich, JL Bragg-Gresham, DM Dykstra, JD Punch, MA DebRoy, SM Greenstein, RM Merion. American Journal of Transplantation (2006) 6:4, pages 783-790.

This app should not be used to make medical decisions but rather for educational purposes.

To download the free Liver DRI app, please visit iTunes.

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