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Pancreas Transplant Team

The Upstate Transplant Program is staffed by some of the most experienced pancreas transplant surgeons and physicians in the country. The program has made transplantation for diabetic patients, and specifically pancreas and islet transplantation, a cornerstone of its overall activities and is focused on bringing this life-saving therapy to our patients.

Our dedicated transplant team is committed to guiding you safely through the transplant process. Our goal is to make you insulin-free and non-diabetic. We will take the time to explain to you and your family the various options available for your pancreas transplant.

Our Team

Matthew J Hanlon, MD
Matthew J Hanlon, MD
315 464-7329

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center, 2020, Transplant & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 2018, General Surgery
  • MD: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2013
  • BA: Boston College, 2005, Biology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Transplant

Reza F Saidi, MD, FACS, FICS
Reza F Saidi, MD, FACS, FICS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, 2009
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Surgery; Transplant; Bile Duct Cancer; Bile Duct Injuries; Diabetes; Gallbladder Cancer; more

Research Interests

  • Ischemia reperfusion injury

    Transplant outcomes

Clinical Interests

  • Solid Organ Transplantation (Liver, Kidney, Pancreas)

    Hepatobiliary Surgery

    General Surgery

Associations/Memberships

  • American Society of Transplantation (AST)
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  • International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation (MESOT)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Rauf Shahbazov, MD, PhD
Rauf Shahbazov, MD, PhD
315 464-5413

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of Virginia Medical Center, 2017, Transplant Surgery

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Transplant; Acute Pancreatitis; Bile Duct Cancer; Bile Duct Injuries; Bile Duct Stricture; Chronic Pancreatitis; more

Research Interests

  • Transplant immunology, clinical outcome studies in abdominal solid organ transplantation, islet cell transplantation research

Education Interests

  • Application of minimal invasive techniques in transplant and hepatobiliary surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Kidney, pancreas, islet and liver tranplant surgery

    Hepato pancreato biliary sugery

    Total pancreatectomy and auto islet transplantation

Associations/Memberships

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (RCS ED)
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • European Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Association (ELITA)
  • European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT)
  • Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation (MESOT)
  • American Medical Association

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