Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos



Contact Information for physicians/patients

Head of the Rare Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Center
Assoc. prof. Vitalija Petrenkienė

Phone: +37037326188

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis(PSC)
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)
IgG4 cholangitis
Wilsons Disease
Rare liver tumors: Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (iCC)
Liver disease in pregnancy

ERN Representatives

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    Limas Kupčinskas

    Head of the Institute for Digestive Research, Full member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

    Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) Kauno klinikos (Kauno klinikos)

ERN Team and Contact

Head of the Coordinating Center for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases
Prof. Milda Endzinienė
Phone: +37037326811

Centre information

The Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) Kauno klinikos (Kauno klinikos) is the largest tertiary level university multi-profile healthcare institution in Lithuania. The Rare Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Center (Center) is a functional medical unit at the Gastroenteroloy Department of Kauno klinikos. The department is one of the top medical centers in the Baltic States and has a team of 133 staff members, 27 of them high quality specialists gastroenterologists, including 6 professors (2 of them are members of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences), 6 assoc. professors, who are experienced in a wide spectrum of pathologies, including liver pre- and post-transplant care and rare liver diseases. The Center closely collaborates with scientists from the Institute for Digestive Research of LUHS. We believe that patient care, research and education must all play equally strong roles in our efforts to extend and enhance people’s lives. For all patients with rare gastrointestinal and liver diseases we offer innovative and effective diagnosis and treatments. The Center with state-of-the-art equipment enable us to offer our patients excellent care in a safe, attractive and sustainable environment at the highest international standards. The Hospital of LUHS Kauno Klinikos is a member of 13 European Reference Networks for rare diseases, including ERN RARE-LIVER. As a major teaching hospital, we educate and train tomorrow’s medical specialists and health care professionals. Our reputation as a medical Center is based on excellent patient care, research and teaching.