What We Do


Patients being assessed for a liver transplant will be seen in the Ambulatory Transplant Centre. The liver transplant clinic brings together your tests and evaluations into one place. This reduces the number of visits you make to the hospital.

There are 4 steps for a Liver Transplant Assessment:

Step 1: Your hepatologist (liver doctor) will send us a referral form and package which includes test and diagnostic results.

Step 2: You may be scheduled for two to four visits to the Liver Transplant Clinic. The liver transplant team will review all test results and interviews to determine if you will move forward with the liver evaluation.

The first visit will include tests and consultations with a transplant hepatologist. Additional visits will include seeing a anesthetist, social worker or psychiatry, and physician. A nurse coordinator guides you through this detailed evaluation process. Other visits will be arranged as needed with other healthcare professionals who are required to meet your needs.

Step 3: The liver transplant team will review all test results and interviews to determine if a transplant is right for you.

Step 4: Once approved, you'll be listed for a liver transplant.


When you go home from the hospital after your surgery, we will schedule your follow-up care in our Ambulatory Transplant Clinic.

Tests & Services

Tests that you may be asked to complete with your clinic appointment:​​

Annual Surveillance Testing

How to Prepare

Your first appointment can take 1 to 3 hours or more. After your visit, you will likely go to the Blood Collection Lab for blood tests, you may also need to have a chest x-ray or echocardiogram. Follow-up appointments usually take 1 hour.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.​​

 Materials and Resources to Help You

Resources from the Patient & Family Education Program

Visit our Health Information section to find dedicated resources to help you understand your condition. Find the information you're looking for.​​

 Meet Our Team

Medical Director:  Dr. Elmar Jaeckel

Staff Physicians

Psychosocial Team

Social Workers

  • Lauren Carrique
  • Sonali Pendharkar

Assessment/Pre-transplant Coordinator

  • Madeleine Auclair
  • Cheryl Beriault
  • Dylan Monteith

Post-transplant Coordinators

  • Amanda McSherry
  • Roxanne D'Souza
  • Liudmila Efimova
  • Shauna Watson
  • Geoff Yarranton
  • Kajal Khatri

Administrative Team – Pre-Transplant

  • Sherine Waldron-Bennett
  • Catherine Muraguri

Administrative Team – Post-Transplant

  • Eli Maury
  • Grace Camaganacan
  • Adriana Schell
  • Lisa Palermo​
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