Western Pennsylvania

Thank you for visiting the Western Pennsylvania 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
Patter Birsic
Medical Director
Shyam Thakkar, MD


Upcoming Event.

Eleven Contemporary Kitchen Ι Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Please join us at one of Pittsburgh’s finest restaurants, Elven, for an evening of fine dinning to Support the National Pancreas Foundation, Western PA Chapter.


This seasonal five- course meal crafted by Executive Chef Eli Wahl, including wine pairings, is sure to be delicious. Tickets are $200, and 100 percent of purchase will go directly to NPF, Western PA Chapter.

Seats are limited. To reserve your spot, please contact.

Deanna Lee.


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:

Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N. Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Mezzanine Level, C-Wing-PUH
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261


2015 Courage for a Cure Gala: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette #SEENSummerParties

Video on The National Pancreas Foundation: FINALNPF%20v7_hd.mp4

From Pop News: National Pancreas Nonprofit Matures from Local Origins

Gallery of Past Events

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease 2015

PAWS Walk 2015

Casbah Dinner to Support NPF, March 2015

Pancreas Fair 2014


Resources and Information on Past Events

Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Patient Education Event
Recorded Live May 7, 2013

Register and view video here.


Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Allegheny General Hospital
Recorded Live September 24, 2011

Register and view video here.