Meet the Team

We have a dedicated team who is experienced in the medical and surgical management of children with all types of liver disease—from acute liver failure and biliary atresia to metabolic liver disease. Our multidisciplinary approach partners our pediatric hepatologists with medical experts from other specialties.


Rene Romero, M.D. Joseph H. Moss Chair, Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program
Clinical Director, Pediatric Hepatology
Program Director, Pediatric Transplant and Hepatology Fellowship Program

Saul Karpen, M.D., Ph.D.

Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Biomedical Chair
Division Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Emory University School of Medicine

Nitika Gupta, M.D., D.C.H., D.N.B., M.R.C.P.C.H.

Director, Adolescent Transplant Program

Miriam Vos, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Research Director, Health4Life Program

Other Team Members

  • Liver Transplant Surgeons
    Doctor who performs the pediatric liver transplant surgery and is in charge of your child's care in the hospital following the liver transplant.
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologists 
    Doctors who take care of children with problems in their digestive (GI) tract.
  • Pediatric General Surgeons
    Doctors who perform a broad variety of surgeries, including abdominal surgery, trauma surgery, head and neck surgery, newborn surgery, thoracic surgery, hernia surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. 
  • Radiologists
    Doctors who use imaging technologies like X-ray and radiation to diagnose and treat diseases.
  • Pathologists
    Doctors who diagnose and characterize diseases by examining organs, tissues and bodily fluids.
  • Registered Nurses
    Healthcare professionals who help treat, educate and provide advice and emotional support to patient families. Nurses record your child's medical history and symptoms, help perform tests, give treatment and medicines, and help with your child's follow-up.
  • Nurse Coordinators
    A nurse who will schedule your child's visit and will work to ensure the visit goes smoothly and is productive as possible. The nurse coordinator also serves as a resource after your child's visit should you have any questions.
  • Pediatric Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
    Clinical staff who evaluate diet and growth patterns.
  • Child Life, Social Workers, Chaplains, Teachers, Therapists
    Provide family-centered care through various support services
  • Psychologist
    A medical professional who helps you and your child cope with feelings about having a liver transplant. They pscyhologist helps with the transplant evaluation.
  • Financial Counselor
    Educates you about your insurance policy and benefit coverage and help you figure out ways to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.
Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees.