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Guided by an NPF Centers of Excellence Task Force, which included physicians, surgeons, and patient advocates, the program has included two changes. First, the program will be two-tiered. Institutions can now apply to be a Clinical Center of Excellence or a Clinical Center and an Academic Center of Excellence. “Five years ago, when the program was created, we wanted to guide our patients to the best pancreas disease institutions,” said Dr. Chris Forsmark, chair of the program. “We have done this and are taking it one step further to distinguish our centers depending on patient needs.” A second change is that now hospitals can apply to be a pediatric pancreatitis NPF Center of Excellence as treatments for pancreatitis in adults and children are different.


Clinical Center – Pancreatitis

Clinical Center – Pediatric Pancreatitis

Clinical Center – Pancreatic Cancer


Academic Center – Adult Pancreatitis

Academic Center – Pediatric Pancreatitis

Academic Center – Pancreatic Cancer

To be considered an Academic Center, the Clinical Center application MUST also be submitted as well. 

Please send completed applications to