Hepatology Department and Liver Transplant Service

The Hepatology Department is a quaternary unit servicing SCGH inpatient and outpatient liver disease as well as the state referral centre from other hospitals for complex liver disease that may need special intervention or transplantation.

We see about 200 outpatients weekly. We consult, diagnose and manage general hepatology conditions and manage long term chronic liver disease. We are also the viral hepatitis management centre, and  referral centre for Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) being considered for transplant.

Other services include Fibroscan, Remote consultation, Endoscopic services (esp. for chronic Liver Disease), ERCP and hepatology oncology for HCC and Cholangiocarcinoma. The Liver Transplant Unit at SCGH is the state referral and treatment centre for The Western Australian Liver Transplant Service (WALTS).

SCGH has performed more than 460 Liver Transplants since 1994. The unit officially added Cholangiocarcinoma Transplantation to its’ services in July 2018. We participate in a range of clinical trials and translational research activities that inform our practice. Our referral base draws from within SCGH, referring tertiary hospitals or from private physicians and GP’s.

Hepatology Transplant Team

Head of Service and Medical Director
Professor George Garas

W/Professor Gary Jeffrey (on Sabbatical)
Professor Gerry Macquillan
Professor Leon Adams
Dr Briohny Smith
Dr Michael Wallace
Dr Duy Pham

Registrar - (Advanced Trainees and Service registrars)

The Registrars rotate between services within the department and involved in a hepatology and gastroenterology 24hr on call service

Liver Transplant Surgeons

Surgical Director of Transplantation Service
Mr Brian Jacques

Professor Luc Delriviere

Mr Lingjun Mou

Megan Collins
Clinical Nurse Consultant Liver Transplant

Joanne Vallve
Clinical Nurse Consultant Hepatology

Vanessa Sheehan
Clinical Nurse Consultant- Chronic Liver Disease

Plus 3.2 Clinical Nurses

Tamara Jones/Candice Ingwersen
Clinical Nurse Liver Transplantation

Joan-Lee Plummer
Clinical Nurse Hepatology

Stacey Fraser
Clinical Nurse Hepatology

Shirley Go
Clinical Nurse Hepatology

Last Updated: 20/06/2024