Thank you for visiting the Michigan Chapter page, and welcome to our community of volunteers dedicated to the support of patients with pancreatic disease. We invite you to join us at one or more of our local events in support of this cause. Please see below for upcoming activities in your area!

If you would like to become more involved and volunteer in your state, please contact your Chapter Chair (information below).

Chapter Chair
Robin Winke

Medical Director
Matthew DiMagno, MD


Michigan Chapter Board Members
Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc, FASGE
Clifford S. Cho, FACS
Mary Jane D. Espere, BSN, RN
Richard Kwon, MD
Lance Judd
Vicky L. Vincent, CAP
Erik-Jan Wamsteker, MD
Derrick Winke
Georgiann Ziegler


NPF Michigan Spring 2018 Newsletter



Do You Have Pancreas Disease? Join Our Monthly Support Group!

January 19th        February 16th

March 16th          April 20th

May 18th             June 15th

July 20th              August 17th

September 21st     October 14th

November 16th

Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This group welcomes everyone who suffers from any disease of the pancreas. This includes caregivers, family, and friends! Please contact Robin Winke at (michigan@pancreasfoundation. org) for additional information/questions or call (248) 558-2052.



We are currently working on 2019 events. Please check back. 


Patient Education Event

Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Venue: The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health, ability to function and work and medical coverage; to discuss the approach to complex care and to highlight causes and the approaches to chronic pain. We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), the NPF Michigan Chapter and the University of Michigan NPF center of excellence.

Donna Fox, RN, MSW, Director of Complex Care Program, University of Michigan will deliver the keynote address – “Navigating life and care with pancreatitis: Approach to complex care”.

The event is free and open to all physicians, patients, and caregivers. To register, please CLICK HERE.


Ice Cream Fundraiser
Date: August 12, 2018
Time: Noon – 3:00 PM
Venue: Silver Dairy
32323 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48336


I scream…you scream…we all scream for ice cream! Join us for a sweet treat August 12th and a portion of all purchases will benefit the NPF. Can’t make it? Make a donation: http://bit.ly/NPFicecream






Michigan Medicine & The National Pancreas Foundation Present: 
Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) for Pancreatic Diseases
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Location: The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel, Dearborn, MI
For more information please CLICK HERE

Frozen Yogurt Day!
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Location:  FroYo Café, 44325 W. 12 Mile Road (Suite H172), Novi, Michigan
Located in Fountain Walk next to the Escape Room
Time: Noon to 10pm
20% of proceeds will be donated to the National Pancreas Foundation.

NPF Centers

NPF Centers focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis by treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. To view more information on the criteria to be an approved NPF Center, please click here. Treatment Centers located in this state are:

University of Michigan

3912 Taubman, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Michigan Medicine

Information for physicians: placing a referral, please CLICK HERE. Call to make an appointment: 888-229-7408