Pancreas Program
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National Pancreas Foundation Center

UCSF's Pancreas Program is proud to be a National Pancreas Foundation Center.

The Pancreas Program is an interdisciplinary program that specializes in the care of children with acute and chronic pancreatic disease. Our team includes specialists in gastroenterology, pediatric and transplant surgery, pain management, endocrinology, radiology social work and nutrition who collaborate in order to provide the best care for children with pancreatic disease.

We provide comprehensive, coordinated outpatient and inpatient care for children and adolescents. We are the only center in the Western United States to offer total pancreatectomy with islet cell auto-transplant for pediatric patients. We also participate in the largest U.S. research consortium dedicated to pediatric pancreatitis: International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a Cure (INSPPIRE).

Our program is growing, thanks to a generous gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff. Read more here.

Read about 4-year-old Lorelei's total pancreatectomy with islet auto transplantation.

Getting Here

Pancreas Program
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes
Related Information

Ways to Give

Our Team

Amber Borucki
Amber Borucki, MD
Anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician
James M. Gardner
James M. Gardner
Organ transplant surgeon
Sang-Mo Kang
Sang-Mo Kang, MD
Organ transplant surgeon
Roger Long
Roger Long, MD
Endocrinologist
Amar Nijagal
Amar Nijagal, MD
Pediatric surgeon
James Ostroff
James Ostroff, MD
Gastroenterologist
Emily R. Perito
Emily R. Perito, MD, MAS
Pediatric gastroenterologist and liver and pancreas specialist
Andrew Posselt
Andrew Posselt, MD, PhD
Bariatric and transplant surgeon
Sue Rhee
Sue Rhee, MD
Pediatric gastroenterologist and liver specialist
Karen Sun
Karen Sun, MD
Pediatric hospitalist
Karen Bagatelos
Karen Bagatelos, NP, MSN
Nurse practitioner
Cristina Benki
Cristina Benki, PhD, MA
Pediatric psychologist
Jeanne Buchanan
Dimitra Farmas
Dimitra Farmas
Social worker
Michelle Klosterman
Michelle Klosterman, PNP, RD, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Liz McMillan
Liz McMillan, RD
Dietitian
Sonia Makol
Sonia Makol, LCSW, MSW
Social worker