UF Pancreas Transplant Reactivation Plans Underway

The University of Florida’s Division of Transplantation Surgery is pleased to announce plans to reactivate the adult pancreas transplant program at UF&Shands, pending approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). This positive news comes following the UF College of Medicine’s appointment of two new liver, kidney and pancreas surgeons, who joined the team on Aug. 1.

  • Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., is now primary surgeon for our pancreas and kidney-pancreas programs. He most recently was associate professor of surgery in the division of abdominal transplantation at The Ohio State University in Columbus. He also is chair of the UNOS board of directors Membership and Professional Standards Committee.
  • Brendan Boland, M.D., joined UF from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he worked as a liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon and completed a fellowship focused on transplant/hepatobiliary surgery.

The Department has applied to UNOS for permission to reactivate pancreas and kidney-pancreas transplantation and expect to hear from UNOS quickly. In the meantime, UF&Shands transplant teams are ready to start listing Shands patients on the UNOS pancreas transplant waiting lists, and can be contacted at (352) 265-0606. Please visit their website for more information. UF surgeons work closely with other UF physicians as part of a multidisciplinary health care team at Shands at UF hospital in Gainesville, Florida, providing the full range of care.