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Title: Pancreatectomy and Islet Autotransplantation

Special issue Note

Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplantation is a procedure used to maintain insulin production and secretion in patients with chronic pancreatitis that are under going pancreatectomy or removal of the entire pancreas. An innovative dual procedure follows pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation intended to restore islet cell function and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Handling Editor

Horacio L. Rodriguez Rilo

Horacio L. Rodriguez Rilo
Center for Diseases of the Pancreas
Department of Surgery
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Manhasset, NY 11030
Tel: (516) 562-4041

Short biography

Horacio Rodriguez Rilo, M.D. has one of the largest world experiences in clinical islet transplantation for the treatment of chronic pancreatitis, personally performing close to 150 clinical islet isolations in the past ten years alone. He has more than 20 years of experience and clinical expertise in the field of cell transplantation/cell therapy, including writing and managing FDA INDs as Principal Investigator and in developing and directing programs under FDA Good Manufacturing (cGMP) regulations. He currently serves as Director for the Center of Diseases of the Pancreas and the Center for Cellular Transplantation at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Prior to New York, Dr. Rilo directed the Arizona Institute for Cell Transplantation and the Comprehensive Center for Chronic Pancreatitis at the University of Arizona. Before that, he established and directed the University of Cincinnati Islet Transplant Program.

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