Piotr Witkowski

Research Laboratory

 since 2009

Islet Cell 

Kidney Transplantation

Immune Regulatory T Cell Therapy

 

WELCOME TO 

THE FOREFRONT

ISLETS
ALLOTRANSPLANTATION
TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS
T REGULATORY
CELLS
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE,
TRANSPLANTATION
As a transplant surgeon, my main focus is on kidney and pancreas transplantation.
I have also developed a special interest in the translational research bringing novel technologies and procedures to the clinical practice. 

 

For the past 9 years, I have been optimizing pancreatic islet transplantation as  a minimally invasive procedure for improved glucose control and insulin independence in our patients.

Another objective is to minimize or eliminate the need for toxic anti-rejection medications for a graft protection, to induce immunologic tolerance (the Holy Grail of transplantation) . We have optimized  a novel cellular therapy based on ex-vivo expanded  T regulatory cells (Tregs). 

This therapy can not only benefit transplant patients, but also those with autoimmune disorders like type 1 diabetes, Crohn disease, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.Currently, we are conducting 10 different clinical trials testing novel approaches to improve outcomes in kidney and pancreatic islet transplantation.

 

For details, see STUDIES link above.

 

Thank you for your interest in our research. 

Piotr Witkowski M.D. Ph.D.

CONTACT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transplantation Institute

Clinical  Research Center

 

Islet and Kidney Transplantation

Manager, Lindsay Basto RN MSN 

Lindsay.Basto@uchospitals.edu

tel. (773) 702-2504

fax (773) 926-0671

 

Islet and Cell Processing and Research

Manager, Karolina Golab, PhD

kgolab@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu


Transplantation Institute

University of Chicago Medicine

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637

Polish-American Transplant Center

Clinical Coordinator

Patrycja Ulijaszyk RN 

Patrycja.Ulijaszyk@uchospitals.edu

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