The University of Chicago Medicine has been named a National Pancreas Foundation Center, one of only 30 facilities in the country to receive the prestigious designation from the health advocacy group.
The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit group that works to provide education and hope for patients with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, created the NPF Center designation in order to help patients find high-quality, multidisciplinary care. Designated centers also seek to advance research and lead the way for heightened awareness and understanding of pancreatitis and related conditions among community physicians, allied health professionals, patients, families and the general public.
“Patients with pancreatic disorders need comprehensive care provided by a multidisciplinary and integrated team of experts,” said Andres Gelrud, MD, an associate professor of medicine and director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Pancreatic Disorders. “We’re particularly proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s premier health care facilities for treating these patients and helping them improve their quality of life.”