Pancreas Transplant

The Vanderbilt Pancreas Transplant program is one of only two in Tennessee; we have been performing pancreas transplants for adults since 1989. Our team offers compassionate, advanced care when your pancreas can no longer produce insulin and other medical therapies stop working. We offer new hope when you need it most.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Bernard J. Dubray
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4.6

Bernard J. DubrayJr, MD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Rachel C. Forbes
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4.7

Rachel C. ForbesMD, MBA, FACS

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Douglas A. Hale

Douglas A. HaleMD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
David Shaffer
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4.6

David ShafferMD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Kelly A. Birdwell
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4.9

Kelly A. BirdwellBA, MD, MSCI

    Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
Beatrice P. Concepcion
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4.9

Beatrice P. ConcepcionMD

    Amyloidosis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
Harold Helderman
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4.8

Harold HeldermanMD

    Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
Alp Ikizler

Alp IkizlerMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Hematuria, Hypertension, Nephrology, Proteinuria
Anthony J. Langone
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4.8

Anthony J. LangoneMD

    Amyloidosis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
Heidi M. Schaefer
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4.9

Heidi M. SchaeferMD

    Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
Saed H. Shawar

Saed H. ShawarMBBS

    Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
April L. Demers
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4.8

April L. DemersAPRN, MSN, BSN

    End Stage Kidney Disease, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Renal Transplantation, Surgical Problems in Patients with Pancreas Disease, Transplant, Transplant Surgery
Princess J. Shelton
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Princess J. SheltonFNP

    Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Renal Transplantation, Transplant, Transplant Surgery

Why Choose Pancreas Transplant at Vanderbilt

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Support services

    Our transplant center provides many support services, including social workers, transplant pharmacists and a dedicated nurse coordinator. They will guide you through the transplant process. We also offer a unique return-to-work program to help you resume employment and restore your emotional and financial well-being.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
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    Pancreas transplant after kidney transplant
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    Kidney-pancreas transplant

Locations (2)

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2501A
Nashville, TN 37232