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William Berquist MD

  • "Helping patients is what I love to do."

I got into liver transplantation because I saw a number of children who were quite ill and at the time we didn't have great answers for them. When liver transplantation arrived it was a miracle. Now we can save children that once would not have made it.

This is the friendliest hospital I've worked at; we do family-centered rounds, giving families an opportunity to share their opinions. We've also started a teen transplant clinic to help teenagers manage their own healthcare. It is very exciting to work at one of the first teen transplant clinics in the country.

I truly enjoy the field of medicine; the satisfaction of helping someone get better is so rewarding. I tell my children that they should choose a profession where they wake up and want to work every day. That's the way I feel about medicine. I enjoy doing other things, but I like to get back to work because I love what I do.

Specialties

Gastroenterology/Nutrition/Hepatology

Liver Transplantation

Intestinal Transplantation

Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hepatology

Pediatric Clinical Nutrition

Work and Education

Professional Education

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1975

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1976

Residency

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1978

Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1979

Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Pediatrics

Years on our staff: