The Children's Center for Liver Disease

The Children's Center for Liver Disease

The Children's Center for Liver Disease at Hasbro Children's Hospital offers a multidisciplinary team that provides streamlined diagnosis, management, and high-quality treatment of pediatric liver disease to pediatric patients in Rhode Island and neighboring communities.

When diagnosing liver disease or liver disease symptoms, health care providers take a detailed look at a patient’s symptoms and perform a physical examination. Additionally, providers may request a liver biopsy, liver function tests, an ultrasound, or other tests as required to assess the patient’s liver function. 

Our team has the only physician with advanced certification in pediatric liver disease and transplantation in Rhode Island. Vania Kasper, MD has a multi-disciplinary approach, working with nutritionists, social workers and others to optimize the health, growth and quality of life of children with liver disease. 

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For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 401-444-8306.

Liver Disease Conditions We Treat

We manage many conditions, including:

  • Acute liver failure
  • Alagille syndrome
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Cirrhosis
  • Drug-induced liver injury
  • Fontan-associated liver disease
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Neonatal cholestasis
  • Neonatal hepatitis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Other viral hepatitides (EBV, CMV, adenovirus)
  • Portal hypertension (non-cirrhotic and cirrhotic)
  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Pre- and post-transplant care
  • Variceal bleeding
  • Wilson's disease

Our Liver Disease Services

Our diverse services include:

  • Patient and family education
  • Diet/lifestyle modification and nutritional assessment
  • Behavioral therapy to help with adherence and coping with new diagnosis and restrictions
  • Physician education through educational seminars
  • Clinical research