The University of Arizona
Department of Surgery

International Pancreas Transplant Registry

The International Pancreas Transplant Registry (IPTR) is a database collecting information from 200+ institutions performing pancreas transplants worldwide. To date, it contains information on pretransplant and posttransplant courses for 30,000+ patients and is believed to have some level of data on nearly all pancreas transplants performed in the world since 1966.

The goal of the IPTR's stewards and members is to advance pancreas transplant knowledge and procedures by collecting and analyzing data worldwide and by communicating information to member institutions, the health care community, and the general public through publications and presentations.

The IPTR is located at the University of Arizona in Tucson, under the direction of Dr. Angelika C. Gruessner. It currently contains information on the following:

  • Patient history and demographics
  • Patient survival
  • Donor information
  • Preservation regimen
  • Operative techniques
  • Immunologic protocols
  • Graft function
  • Transplant complications
  • Combination transplants with other organs 


The IPTR extends sincere thanks to transplant centers, surgeons and physicians, nurses, and coordinators for their continued support. We are especially grateful to other registries nationally and internationally and to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Eurotransplant for cooperative data agreements that facilitate our scientific analysis.

Contact Us

Dr. Angelika C. Gruessner, Professor
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
The University of Arizona
1295 N. Martin Ave., Box 245211
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520) 626-3118
Fax: (520) 626-2767

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