About the Pancreatic Disorders Program
Expert, long-term care
A dedicated, multispecialty team of pancreatology experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) work together to positively impact the physical and psychosocial health of patients with pancreatic disorders and their families.
Our team includes physicians, dieticians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and educators, who collaborate to provide children with the most comprehensive care — from initial testing and diagnosis, through treatment and long-term disease management. We collaborate with other specialists at CHOP from pathology, radiology and surgery, when necessary.
Good nutrition can lead to better disease outcomes, as our researchers have demonstrated. Our registered dietitians support patients with pancreatic disorders and their families by addressing specific nutritional concerns and providing individualized recommendations.
Being a child or teen is not always easy — and it can be harder when chronic pain or chronic disease are added to the mix of school, activities, friends and family life. Our psychosocial team is here to help children and teens with pancreatic disorders — and their families — cope and live their lives to the fullest.
A research leader
Our team has been actively researching pancreatic disorders for more than 25 years, and has multiple institutional review board-approved clinical research studies ongoing. Our physicians are nationally renowned scientists, who relentlessly pursue new diagnostic techniques and therapies for pancreatic disorders. Learn more.
Our multidisciplinary team sees patients at the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care in Philadelphia, and specialized pancreatologists are also available at CHOP Care Network locations in King of Prussia and Glen Mills, PA, and Voorhees and Mays Landing, NJ. Additional expert GI clinicians are available at CHOP Care Network locations in Lancaster, Chalfont, Abington, and Exton, PA, and Princeton, NJ.
Why choose us for pancreas care
Your child's pancreas team isn't just comprised of experts in delivering treatment — our specialists are actively involved in the development of innovative ways to treat these diseases more safely and effectively. Significant breakthroughs have happened right here at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Learn more.