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Jose Oberholzer


Chair, Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich

Adjunct Professor of Surgery

University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Jose Oberholzer is an NIH funded Professor of Surgery Biomedical Engineering and the Chief of the Division of Transplantation at the University of Virginia Health System. He has extensive experience in clinical and experimental islet transplantation, abdominal organ transplantation, as well as advanced hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Oberholzer is the founding coordinator of the Chicago Diabetes Project.

To date, he has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles specifically in the area of diabetes research. Dr. Oberholzer has been an invited speaker to over 100 national and international conferences and a looked after collaborator in the field of diabetes research.

Dr. Oberholzer trained at the University of Geneva, Switzerland as well as at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He functioned as the Head of the Islet Transplant Program at the University of Geneva and the GRAGIL Islet Consortium from 1998 to 2002, completing a significant number of islet transplants. Dr. Oberholzer has been heading the UIC Islet and Pancreas Transplant Program since 2003.

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