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The National Pancreas Foundation Announces the Designation of Eight Additional NPF Centers



BETHESDA, MD – July 26, 2019 – The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, announces the designation of eight additional NPF Centers. The additional Centers complement the already 42 approved Centers for pancreatic cancer. The recently approved Centers for pancreatic cancer are: Medical College of Wisconsin, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, The University Hospital of Brooklyn, Medical City Plano, West Michigan Cancer Center, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, and Piedmont Healthcare. There are currently 58 NPF Centers for pancreatitis. Additional NPF Centers for Pancreatitis are: SUNY Downstate Medical Center/The University Hospital of Brooklyn, University of California San Diego Health Sciences, and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

NPF Centers are at premier healthcare facilities that focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreas disease, treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and improved quality of life.

For people coping with pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or other pancreatic disorders today, there are inconsistencies in the level of care they receive. The NPF Centers designation helps to facilitate the development of high-quality, multidisciplinary care approaches for the field. Designated centers also seek to advance research and lead the way for heightened awareness and understanding of pancreas disease and related conditions among community physicians, allied health professionals, patients, families, and the general public.

Approved NPF Centers underwent an extensive auditing process and meet the criteria that were developed by a task force made up of invited subject matter experts and patient advocates. The criteria includes having the required expert physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, oncologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient-focused programs such as a pain management service, psychosocial support and more. For a full listing of the criteria and to see all the approved Centers, please visit the NPF website at

“We welcome these additional excellent treatment centers, offering excellent care to the thousands of patients who need it. These NPF Centers will also help to increase awareness of important NPF programs, the Animated Pancreas Patient and be a vital cog in the sharing and development of best practices,” said Matthew Alsante, CEO of the National Pancreas Foundation.

For more information about the National Pancreas Foundation, please visit


Complete List of NPF Pancreatic Cancer Centers
UC San Diego Health – Moores Cancer Center
Georgetown University – Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Florida Health
University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Minnesota Health
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Saint Louis University Cancer Center
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Hackensack University Medical Center/ John Theurer Cancer Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Providence Cancer Institute, Robert W. Franz Cancer Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
UPMC CancerCenter
Allegheny Health Network
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Elkins Pancreas Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)
Cleveland Clinic
The Pancreas Center of Columbia University Medical Center/NY-Presbyterian Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Yale Center for Pancreatic Disease
Mayo Clinic Florida
The Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital
Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute
Aurora Health Care
Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Pancreas Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Rutgers University
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health
Nebraska Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
NYU Langone, Perlmutter Cancer Center – Pancreatic Cancer Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, The University Hospital of Brooklyn
Medical Center of Plano
West Michigan Cancer Center
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Piedmont Healthcare

Complete List of NPF Pancreatitis Centers
Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
Banner University Medical Center
Baylor University Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Geisinger Medical Center
Hackensack University Medical Center/John Theurer Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Mayo Clinic Florida
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Medical University of South Carolina
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Nebraska Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
Pancreas Care Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Providence Portland Cancer Center
Saint Louis University/ SLU Care Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases
Stanford University
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Chicago
University of Florida/UF Health
University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Indiana University School of Medicine/Indiana University Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical City of Plano
Oregon Health & Science University- Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Health
SUNY Upstate Medical University- Department of Surgery- Division of Transplantation
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine, Elkins Pancreas Center
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
KentuckyOne Health – Jewish Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
Northwell Health Pancreas Disease Center
Carolinas Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
University of Virginia Health System
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children/Harvard Medical School
Yale Center for Pancreatic Disease
Mount Sinai Hospital/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Children’s Health – Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
University of Utah / Primary Children’s Hospital
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Pancreas Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School- Rutgers University
Duke University Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, The University Hospital of Brooklyn
University of California San Diego Health Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

About the National Pancreas Foundation

Founded in 1997, the National Pancreas Foundation provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting-edge research, advocating for new and better therapies and providing support and education for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. The NPF is the only foundation dedicated to patients suffering from all forms of pancreas disease. For more information visit:

Media Contacts

Matthew Alsante, CEO, National Pancreas Foundation, (866) 726-2737, EMAIL