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Why Patients Choose Penn Medicine's Pancreas Transplant Program

The pancreas and islet cell transplant programs at Penn Medicine are part of the Penn Transplant Institute's multi-organ transplant center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and have established an excellent national reputation with a number of noteworthy attributes including:

  • The first program in the region to offer pancreas transplant as treatment for type 1 diabetes.
  • One of the leading transplant centers in the world researching islet cell transplantation.
  • Membership in the Clinical Islet Transplantation Consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • Participation in a number of clinical trials for islet transplantation.
  • Provides consulting and training services for other medical professionals around the world.
  • Recognized by both peers and consumers in Best Doctors in America, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs™ and America's Top Doctors.
  • Membership in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and certified as a Medicare Center for pancreas transplantation.
  • Partners with Gift of Life, the regional organ procurement organization and the largest organ procurement organization in the country.
  • Supports active research programs that put Penn at the forefront of new developments in pancreas transplantation.
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