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TPIAT: Should I Get My Pancreas Removed?
TPIAT: Should I Get My Pancreas Removed?


Jan 10, 2019 1:27 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Melena Bellin, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics @University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Melena Bellin is a leading expert on islet transplantation for patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus and those who have had their pancreas removed to treat chronic pancreatic disease, including chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Bellin completed medical school, pediatric residency and pediatric and endocrine fellowships at the University of Minnesota, and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2009, with a joint appointment in Pediatrics and Surgery. She also completed a Masters in Science in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. Dr. Bellin has published extensively on the subject of TPIAT, islet transplantation and advances in diabetes research and a frequent presenter at medical conferences around the world. Dr. Bellin has been recognized as a Minnesota Top Doctor, Top Doctor-Rising Stars and Best Doctors in America for many years and is greatly admired and beloved by both her adult and pediatric patients.