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Pediatric Pancreas Transplant

The Pancreas Transplant Program at Monroe Carell has the experience, technology and expertise to help children in need of pancreas transplantation. Our surgical and medical specialists care for pediatric patients of all ages, from the most common to the most challenging cases. We pioneer new approaches to serve more patients, including those at high risk who may not be candidates for transplantation at other medical centers. As part of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, we provide world-class expertise and a seamless transition to adult care.

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Meet Your Care Team

Rachel C. Forbes

Rachel C. ForbesMD, MBA, FACS

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic and Robotic Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Kathy L. Jabs

Kathy L. JabsMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Joseph F. Magliocca

Joseph F. MaglioccaMD

    End Stage Liver Disease, Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Liver Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Saeed Mohammad

Saeed MohammadMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Heidi M. Schaefer

Heidi M. SchaeferMD

    Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Nephrology
David Shaffer

David ShafferMD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation, Renal/Kidney Transplantation

Why Choose the Pancreas Transplant Program at Monroe Carell

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes

    Our transplant team performs pancreas transplants on a wide age range of patients, from toddlers to young adults. We also perform dual organ kidney/pancreas transplants. Pediatric patients come from across the country to receive expert diagnosis and advanced care for the pancreas. Our specialists have the expertise and advanced training to perform even the most complex transplant procedures with excellent outcomes.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Pediatric gastroenterologists, kidney and pancreas specialists and pediatric surgeons lead our team. We know our smallest patients need experts who know best how to care for and comfort patients and their families. Our team members collaborate with experts in other medical specialties like psychiatry, pharmacy and social work to provide your child with personalized care that addresses their unique needs.

  • doctor, physician, Care coordinator
    Follow-up care

    Children who receive a transplant at Monroe Carell receive follow-up care throughout their lives. Studies show that patients have fewer complications and better outcomes when families work closely with a post-transplant medical team.

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced
    Innovative research

    Our doctors and surgeons are at the forefront of pediatric research and education. Our nationally recognized researchers are committed to finding new ways to better understand, treat and ultimately prevent childhood diseases and maximize child health.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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