The Islet Transplant Program, at the Ike Barber Human Islet Transplant Laboratory, is an example of the cutting-edge work that is taking place at VCH Research Institute.
Led by Dr. Garth Warnock (also Head of the Department of Surgery at UBC and Surgeon-in-Chief at VGH) and Dr. Mark Meloche (also Head Section of Surgery at the BC Transplant Society), the program provides an alternative to whole pancreas transplantation. Breakthroughs stemming from this program may make it possible for more Type-1 diabetes patients to receive such alternate treatments.
Dr. Garth Warnock and Dr. Mark Meloche
Diabetes and Islet Cell Transplantation
Ike Barber Human Islet Transplant Laboratory
Room 460, 828 W10th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1L8
For more information visit: http://surgery.med.ubc.ca/research/labs/ike-barber-human-islet-transplant-laboratory/