Mission Statement: To advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases and to improve the quality of life of those with these disorders.
Message from the Medical Director:
“Pancreatic diseases and disorders affect persons of all ages, and significantly impact the quality of life of patients and their families. Children and young adults are affected most commonly by congenital diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis and hereditary pancreatitis. Adults develop acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic tumors. While we have made enormous strides in our understanding of the causes and treatment of congenital and inflammatory pancreatic diseases, there is still a long road ahead to prevent their occurrence and progression once established. It is projected that pancreatic cancer will be the leading cause of cancer deaths in the next two decades. We must make strides towards early recognition and treatment of pancreatic cancer to improve patient outcomes.
Our goal at the University of Miami Pancreas Center is to provide a site where persons with pancreatic diseases and disorders can receive excellent, state of the art, all encompassing, interdisciplinary pancreatic care. As the only National Pancreas Foundation certified Pancreas Center in southern Florida, we look forward to serving not only our local community, but also persons from around the world who seek care at our institution. While the tasks ahead remain great, together we can move forward in improving the quantity and quality of life for patients with pancreatic diseases and disorders and their families.”
Jamie S. Barkin, M.D., MACG, MACP, AGAF, FASGE
Medical Director, University of Miami Pancreas Center
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine