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Project Sites and Contact

If you are interested in participating in pediatric pancreatitis research, please feel free to contact the project site nearest to your area from the list below, or contact the coordinating center at the University of Iowa for assistance at (319) 353-4544 or gretchen-cress@uiowa.edu.



Contact Person

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Iowa City

NPF Center

Aliye Uc, MD
University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (319) 356-2950
Fax: (319) 353-8967

Gretchen Cress, RN, MPH
Phone: (319) 353-4544
Karen Scudiero, BA
Phone: (319) 353-5278

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NPF Center

Kate Ellery, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children's Hospital Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: (412) 692-5180

John Eisses, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Julian Einhorn
Phone: (412) 692-6092
Kathleen Calabro, RN, BSN
Phone: (412) 692-6092
Adam Kufen, RN, BS, CCRC, MBA
Phone: (412) 692-6558

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

David Troendle, MD
University of Texas Southwestern/Children's Medical Center
1801 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75235
Phone: (214) 456-8000
Fax: (214) 456-8006

Elaine Odiase, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Susan Molle, RN, BSN, CRC
Phone: (214) 456-8072

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Douglas S. Fishman, MD, FASGE 
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030

Cynthia Tsai, BS
Phone: (832) 822-3634
Tianta Strickland
Christina Banks
Phone: (832) 822-3534
Diego Olvera
Phone: (832) 822-3634

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Praveen Goday (Principal Investigator)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
8701 W Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
Phone: (414) 266-3685

Ankur Chugh (Co-Principal Investigator)

Kristen Lawrence, M.Ed.
Phone: (414) 266-6131
Adriane Mueller, CRC III
Phone: (414) 266-5721
Rachel Unteutsch
Phone: (414) 266-4844
Tatiana Perry
Phone: (414) 266-3278
Louis Pawela
Phone: (414) 266-6728

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Maisam A. Abu-El-Haija, MD
Cincinnati Children's Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone: (513) 803-2123 

Tom Lin, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Jaimie Nathan, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)
David Vitale, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Tyler Thompson, CRC IV
Phone: (513) 517-1055


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Cheryl Gariepy
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205 
Phone: (614) 722-3488

Ling Fan, CRC Team Lead
Phone: (614) 722-3412
Fred Woodley

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Phone: (612) 624-1133
Fax: (612) 626-0639  
Melena D. Bellin, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Phone: (612) 625-4686
Elissa Downs, MD, MPH (Co-Principal Investigator)

Cathy Kneeland, RN, CCRP
Phone: (612) 626-4993

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San Francisco

National Pancreas Foundation Center

Emily Perito, MD
University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital
505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94131 
Phone: (415) 476-0820

Mel Heyman, MD, MPH (Co-Principal Investigator)
Sue Rhee, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Melissa Zerofsky, PhD
Phone: (415) 502-6346
Ana-Gabriela Barrera
Phone: (415) 514-1170
Emily Stekol, CCRP
Phone: (415) 502-3190

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Salt Lake City
John Pohl, MD
Primary Children's Medical Center- University of Utah
100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113
Phone: (801) 662-1000
Fax: (801) 662-2912 

Alexander Plott-Koch
Amy Holman
Phone: (801) 587-7484

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Los Angeles
Yuhua Zheng
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #78, Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 361-4456
Carly Weaver
Phone: (323) 361-8631

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Brian McFerron, MD
Riley Hospital for Children
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
705 Riley Hospital Dr., Suite 4210 
Indianapolis, IN 46202 
Phone: (317) 944-9652

Marian Pfefferkorn, MD
(317) 944-3774

 Vanessa Patrick, RN, CCRC
Phone: (317) 948-4573
Jessica Daus
Phone: (317) 278-9294
Suzette Schmidt
Jacque Peterman
Phone: (317) 278-9242
Mallory Mankin
Phone: (317) 278-7922

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New South Wales
Keith Chee Y. Ooi, MD
Sydney Children's Hospital- Randwick
High Street
Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9382 5512

Jessica Halim, CRA
Phone: +61 (2) 9382-5574

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Ghassan Wahbeh, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sandy Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 987-2521

Stephanie Lammers, CRC
Phone: (206)987-1062
Kara Cooper
Phone: (206) 987-4636
Mason Nuding, CRC
Phone: (206) 987-0055

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Tanja Gonska, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
Phone: (416) 813-2164
Fax: (416) 813-6531
Katherine Keenan, H.BSc.
Phone: (416) 813-5657 
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Veronique Morinville, MD
Montreal Children's Hospital
2300 Rue Tupper, Montreal, QC H3H 1P3, Canada
Phone: (514) 412-4474 
Veronique Morinville, MD
Phone: (514) 412-4474
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Michael Wilschanski, MD
Hadassah University Medical Center
Mt. Scopus, PO Box 24035, Jerusalem 91240, Israel
Phone: (+972) 508573572
Fax: +9 (722) 584-4469

Mordechai Slea, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Irina Rabkin
Phone: (+972) 267-76709

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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Asim Maqbool
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: ((215) 590-3247

J. Naylor Brownell, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)
David Piccoli, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Maria Mascarenhas, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Sudha Anupindi, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Phoebe Wood
Phone: (267) 426-8411


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National Pancreas Foundation Center

Uzma Shah, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 726-1450
Ana Fernandes, Research Project Manager
Phone: (617) 724-2792
Francine Molay, MSW, LICSW
Phone: (617) 643-6184

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Los Angeles

National Pancreas Foundation Center

Quin Liu, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Yunhee Choi-Kuaea, MSW
Phone: (424) 315-2543
Cindy Miao, CRA
Phone: (310) 423-9670
Eleanor Chang
Phone: (310) 423-0747
Karen Hu

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St. Louis

National Pancreas Foundation Center

Mark Lowe, MD
Washington University
 425 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Ashley Simpson, RN, BSN, CPN
Phone: (314) 286-1550
Rachel Cody
Phone: (314) 362-7306

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Palo Alto

National Pancreas Foundation Center

Zachary Sellers, MD
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 723-5070

Sohail Husain, MD (Co-Principal Investigator)

Christina Vu
Phone: (650) 724-1336
Judith Chuang, MPH
Phone: (650) 724-1336