The Pancreas Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provides focused, multidisciplinary care for children with pancreatic disorders. Our team is led by pediatric gastroenterologists and pediatric surgeons and also includes physicians from the pain management, endocrinology, oncology, and radiology departments. These experts work closely with the center’s genetics counselors, pain psychologists, dietitians, nurses and social workers to address patient needs.
Dr. Abu-El-Haija is a pediatric Gastroenterologist, faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Pediatric, University of Cincinnati. She is the Medical Director of the Pancreas Care Center, a unique pediatric center dedicated to the care of children with pancreatic disorders. Dr. Abu-El-Haija is the Principle Investigator on multiple studies in pancreatic disorders in children, including the pancreatits registry in Cincinnati. Her main interests are in pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, genetics and biomarker studies.
Dr. Nathan is a pediatric general, thoracic and transplant surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati. He is the Surgical Director of the Pancreas Care Center, leading the Center’s surgical interventions for children with pancreatic disorders, including total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). He is site Principle Investigator for a multicenter collaborative prospective study of TPIAT for chronic pancreatitis and recurrent acute pancreatitis. He is also Surgical Director of the Kidney and Intestinal Transplant Programs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.