This educational activity has been developed by: The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

The AnimatedPancreasPatient.com resource provides easy-to-understand and expert-approved animations, expert video explanations, and patient interviews to help patients discuss key issues with their health care provider and make important decisions related to management and treatment of pancreatic diseases. It is available in English and Spanish.

This educational activity is supported by: AbbVie, Akcea Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Celgene, Ethicon, and Incyte.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series that provides evidence-based, highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.


This Website is intended for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals within the United States.
The opinions expressed in this Website are those of the contributing faculty authors, and are not those of the producer and publisher, Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

Faculty Experts – Animated Pancreas Patient

Maisam Abu-El-Haija, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pancreas Care Center
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Carlos Fernández-del Castillo, MD
Director, Pancreas and Biliary Surgery Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, The Pancreas Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Timothy B. Gardner, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Pancreatic Disorders
Section of Gastroenterology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Gastro Health, Miami
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Andrew H. Ko, MD
Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
St. Louis, Missouri

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Surgical Director, Kidney and Intestinal Transplant Programs
Surgical Director, Pancreas Care Center
Division of Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Eileen M. O'Reilly, MD
Associate Director
David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer
Attending Physician, Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Douglas Pleskow, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director of Endoscopy
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Jeannine B. Mills, MS, RD, CSO, LD
Oncology Nutrition and Clinical Dietitian
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Charles M. Vollmer, Jr, MD
Director, Pancreatic Surgery
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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