Our Liver Center Team

Our Liver Center Team

Every Liver Center patient has a treatment team tailored to his or her unique needs. Your team may include a:

  • Hepatologist (a specialist in liver disease)
  • Surgeon
  • Oncologist (a specialist in cancer)
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists
  • Pathologist (a specialist in evaluating tissue and cells)
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietician (to help manage your nutritional needs)
  • Additional specialists, nurses and technicians

Together the members of your team will develop a treatment plan to address your precise circumstances in the most appropriate and advantageous way.

Our Physicians

Marquis E. Hart, M.D., is the director of the Swedish Transplant Program. He received his medical degree at Johns Hopkins Medical School, in Baltimore, and completed his surgery residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He completed his fellowship training in general surgery and liver transplant at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Hart is a board-certified transplant surgeon specializing in liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation.



Anne M. Larson, M.D., is the director of the Swedish Liver Center. She received her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She did her gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego, and her transplant hepatology fellowship at the University of Washington. She is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. Dr. Larson is a nationally recognized researcher and lecturer, and is recognized as a leader in the field of hepatology.



Andrew F. Precht, M.D., is the director of the Liver and Pancreas Transplant Programs. He is a graduate of the Medical Academy of Gdansk in Poland and completed general surgery residency training at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto. His fellowship training includes transplant surgery and abdominal multi-organ transplant surgery at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Precht is board certified in general surgery, with a special interest in traditional and laparoscopic liver surgery, liver tumor ablation, liver transplant and bloodless surgery.


Jaime Aranda-Michel, M.D. is the medical director of the Swedish Liver Transplantation program. He received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City and completed his internal medicine residency at Monash University, Alfred Group of Hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. He is fellowship trained in gastroenterology, hepatology, and liver transplantation. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology, liver transplantation and nutrition.  Dr. Aranda-Michel is active in multiple professional societies and has served as president of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and board member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

Erik Ness, M.D., received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed both his internal medicine residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Ness is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. His interest in liver disease includes hepatitis, hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver disease management and transplantation.



Nicholas Procaccini, M.D., J.D., M.S., is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has a particular interest in the management of acute and chronic liver disease. Dr. Procaccini received his medical degree, and completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. While at UVA, he also completed a master's degree in public health science. Prior to medical school, he earned a law degree.


Comprehensive care

The experts at the Liver Center at Swedish offer the most comprehensive approach to liver disease. Please call us at 206-386-3660 to refer a patient, schedule an appointment or request a second opinion.

Contact Information

Swedish Liver Center
1101 Madison St.
Suite 850
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-3660 or 800-996-7426
Fax: 206-386-3644
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Patient Information

Download and print the Liver Center brochure.