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, 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

Carlos Fernández-del Castillo, MD
Director, Pancreas and Biliary Surgery Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
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
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of The Center for Pancreatic Disorders
Director of Intervention Endoscopy at
The Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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

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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