Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery Director, Pancreatic and Islet Transplant Program

Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD, is a leading expert in islet transplantation. He is also highly skilled in kidney, pancreatic, and liver transplantation, including laparoscopic techniques used to procure organs from living kidney donors. Dr. Witkowski also performs islet autotransplantation for patients who need a pancreatectomy.

A widely published researcher, Dr. Witkowski has an impressive record of success in both basic science and clinical research pertaining to islet cell and abdominal organ transplants. Among other accomplishments, he was instrumental in developing an optimized islet isolation technique that greatly improved success in clinical transplants. Under Dr. Witkowski's leadership, multidisciplinary research teams at the University of Chicago are currently conducting several studies skillfully designed to improve quality and outcomes in islet cell transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
  • Association of Polish Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation

Practicing Since

  • 1993

Languages Spoken

  • Polish
  • English

Medical Education

  • Medical University of Gdansk

Internship

  • Medical University of Gdańsk

Residency

  • University of Gdansk Hospital

Fellowship

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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