What We Treat

At Children’s, we treat infants, kids and teens with a wide range of liver conditions, including:

  • Acute liver failure
  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Byler’s disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatitis A, B and C
  • Intrahepatic cholestasis (I, II, III)
  • Jaundice
  • Liver abscess
  • Liver cancer
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Portal hypertension
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Wilson's disease

Services We Offer

Our team of pediatric trained hepatologists evaluates, diagnoses and treats children with liver disease. Through Children's Physician Group, our hepatology (liver) practice offers convenient outpatient clinics throughout metro Atlanta.

A wide range of programs and clinics

Our team also participates in the following programs and clinics:

  • NAFLD Clinic: This clinic is dedicated to treating children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease in children.
  • Liver Transplant Program: One of the largest pediatric liver transplant programs in the U.S., we have wait times and patient survival rates that are better than the national average.
  • Liver Tumor Program: One of the only programs in the Southeast with a coordinated, integrated team of pediatric oncologists, transplant surgeons, general surgeons, radiologists and pathologists.
  • Strong4Life Clinic: A multifaceted program for obese and overweight kids and their families.

Innovative research

In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, our team is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric hepatology research. Through participation in local and national research studies, our team is devoted to developing better treatments and diagnostic services for children with liver disease.

Learn more about research at Children's

Our Unique Approach

We combine the latest technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, making us a top choice for children with liver disease. Our team of board-certified, pediatric-trained hepatologists is 100 percent dedicated to infants, children and teens. We work together to provide integrated, multispecialty care for kids with common and complex medical conditions. 

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Meet the Team

Meet our pediatric hepatologists

Led by Rene Romero, M.D., Clinical Director of Pediatric Hepatology, our team includes the following pediatric hepatologists:

Featured Stories

Dancing with the doctors

In the days leading up to the finale of Dancing With The Stars Season 22, doctors—including Dr. Romero—at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta transformed the hospital halls into one big dance party. 

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Dr. Vos featured as NAFLD expert

Dr. Vos was featured in a front-page story in the New York Times on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children.

Read the New York Times story

Transplant tales from a 9-year-old child

A young girl waiting for a liver transplant takes to YouTube to help other kids.

Watch the 11Alive story

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Telemedicine

The expertise of Children's pediatric hepatologists is available to patients and healthcare providers through telemedicine. An easy-to-use service, telemedicine offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video.

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Locations

Egleston hospital

1405 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

Children's at Satellite Boulevard

2660 Satellite Blvd.

Duluth, GA 30096-5803

Emory Children's Center Building

2015 Uppergate Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322-1015