A Message from UCLA Ago Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases: NPH Center of Excellence

UCLA is now recognized as a Clinical and Academic Center of Excellence for Adult Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center of Excellence is a premier healthcare facility that focuses on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreas disease, treating the "whole patient" with a focus on the best possible outcomes and improved quality of life.

To become an approved NPF Center, we underwent an extensive auditing process and met the criteria developed by a task force composed of subject matter experts and patient advocates. The criteria include required expert physician specialties such as gastroenterologists, pancreas surgeons, and interventional radiologists, along with more patient-focused programs such as a pain management service, psychosocial support, and more.

Learn more by reading about a UCLA Health patient success story, please visit the following link: Edmund's Story.

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