Center for Fatty Liver Disease

Experts at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital have established the only center in the tri-state area dedicated to the care of children with fatty liver disease. Our team is among the most experienced with this condition.

Children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have fat deposits inside the liver, making it hard for the liver to remove toxins from the blood. NAFLD can progress to cause liver scarring (cirrhosis) and inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH). About 10 percent of children have NAFLD, and more than 95 percent of those patients are obese. The risk of the disease rises in overweight children who do not eat a healthy diet or have access to sports programs in safe areas, and in those who are Hispanic or Asian.

Our weekly Fatty Liver Disease Clinic features doctors, nurses, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the care of children with NAFLD, offer diet and exercise guidance and other treatments in a family-friendly setting.

We are a member of the NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis) Clinical Research Network, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance our understanding and treatment of fatty liver disease. Patients seen in our clinic have the opportunity to receive the latest treatments through clinical trials.