Internationally Renowned Islet Cell Transplant Surgeon Joins College of Medicine

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Dr. Horacio L. Rilo, an international pioneer in islet cell transplantation for the treatment of diabetes, has been appointed professor of surgery and director of Cellular Transplantation at The University of Arizona Department of Surgery. Dr. Rilo joins the UA to establish a clinical islet transplant program to treat patients with severe type 1 diabetes or with painful chronic pancreatitis.