Islet Cell Research & Transplant Centers in the US

16 Jul 2019
Islet Cell Research & Transplant Centers

Islet cell transplantation is an experimental treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Islet cells are responsible for producing and secreting insulin. Without proper islet cell function, a patient becomes dependent on insulin injections. To alleviate this dependency, islet cell transplantation involves the isolation and transplantation of healthy islet cells from a donor pancreas into a recipient. Due to the research stage and novelty of this approach, it is not available everywhere. Here is a list of the islet cell research & transplant centers in the US.

Islet Cell Transplant Center Map

The West Coast

1. University of California, San Fransisco

Location: San Francisco, CA
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 University of California San Francisco Islet Transplant Center

2. City of Hope

Location: Duarte, CA
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 City of Hope Islet Transplant Center

The Midwest

3. University of Nebraska

Location: Omaha, NE
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University of Nebraska Medicine Islet Cell Transplant

4. University of Minnesota

Location: Minneapolis, MN
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University of Minnesota Allo-islet Transplantation

5. University of Wisconsin

Location: Madison, WI
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University of Wisconsin Health Islet Cell Transplant Process

6. University of Illinois, Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
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University of Illinois Health Pancreas Transplant

7. Northwestern University

Location: Chicago, IL
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Northwestern Medicine, What is Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation?

8. University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
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University of Chicago Medicine, Pancreas and Islet Transplant

9. Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, OH
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The Ohio State University Islet Cell Transplantation

The South

10. University of Louisville

Location: Louisville, KY
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University of Louisville Islet Transplant Program, Department of Surgery

11. Emory Transplant Center

Location: Atlanta, GA
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Emory Islet Transplant Program, Emory Healthcare Transplant Center

12. Baylor, Scott & White Health 

Location: Dallas, TX
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Baylor Scott and White Health, Islet Cell Transplant

13. Medical University of South Carolina

Location: Charleston, SC
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Medical University of South Carolina, Digestive Disease Center, Islet Cell Transplant Surgery

14. University of Miami

Location: Coral Gables, FL
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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Welcome to Cellular Transplantation

The Northeast

15. University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Penn Medicine, Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto-Transplantation for Treatment of Refractory Pancreatitis, Clinical Program for Diabetes

16. University of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Transplant Services

17. University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, VA
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University of Virginia Health System, Islet Cell Transplant

18. Virginia Commonwealth University 

Location: Richmond, VA
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Virginia Commonwealth University Health, Hume-Lee Transplant Center, Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation

19. Georgetown University

Location: Washington, DC
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Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Autologous Islet Cell Transplant

20. Columbia University 

Location: New York, NY
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Columbia University Surgery, The Pancreas Center, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Pancreatic Conditions, AUtologous Islet Cell Transplantation after total Pancreatectomy

21. Massachusetts General Hospital

Location: Boston, MA
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Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Center, Pancreas/Islet Transplant Program

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Brad N. Taylor, Ph.D.
Dr. Brad Taylor has 17 years of experience commercializing products for scientists in both academia and industry before joining Nucleus Biologics. Most recently, Dr. Taylor was the Director of Global Marketing at HemaCare, supporting the needs of the cellular therapy industry. Prior to HemaCare, Dr. Taylor spent 11 years at PerkinElmer supporting in vivo imaging platforms and has held leadership roles in technical support, product management, and marketing. Dr. Taylor holds a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany.