In this video, Dr. David C. Whitcomb, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, describes the “complex genetics” underlying pancreatitis, as well as the personalized care that UPMC offers.
Dr. Whitcomb also explains why pancreatitis is so painful and debilitating — something patients know well but often have a hard time getting others to understand.
UPMC is one of the leaders when it comes to pancreatitis diagnosis and treatment. They play a large role in pancreas.org and its Pancreas Education and Research Newsletter (with the passably clever acronym PEaRL), as well as the annual PancreasFest conference. They are clearly worth watching when it comes to new research and novel approaches to care.