Specialists and Care Centers

Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been named a National Pancreatitis Foundation (NPF) Pancreatitis Center, one of only 47 facilities in the country and one of only two centers in Illinois to receive the prestigious designation. 

The Pancreaticobiliary Program is supported by nationally recognized surgeons and interventional endoscopists,* who use state-of-the-art techniques to treat these complicated diseases.

Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation Program

The Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation Program has been recognized throughout the United States for its quality outcomes and innovative immunotherapies since its inception in 1992.

Over the past 10 years, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has the largest and most successful pancreas transplant program in Illinois and consistently ranks among the top centers in the country, with surgeons performing 22 pancreas transplants in 2015. Transplant patient and graft outcomes continue to be excellent and compare favorably with local, regional and national outcomes.

Northwestern Medicine pancreas/islet cell transplant physicians, surgeons, nurses and coordinators are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients. Individually, the team1 members are highly experienced and respected medical professionals, having developed and refined many advanced medical and surgical procedures. Together, they provide a unique resource for physicians and patients who require comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.

The experience of our physicians and nurses, along with extensive pancreas transplant activity, make the Northwestern Medicine Kovler Organ Transplantation Center one of the nation’s premier transplant centers.

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In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.