for Veterans and the Public
Your care as a transplant patient is approached as a team. You are an important part of the team. Other members of the team include the transplant surgeons, hepatologists, house staff, advanced practice nurses, transplant coordinators, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, psychiatrists, psychologists, research coordinators, and pastoral counselors. While you await your transplant, your Hepatology provider (or in some cases, your Primary Care Provider) and others at your local VA are the team members you will work with until you go to your designated transplant center. These are the people who can answer your concerns and questions during the transplant evaluation and later when you are awaiting your transplant.