Our laboratories are outfitted with some of the latest technological tools, such as a 3D bioprinter that could one day print artificial organs. In our clean room facility, healthy islet cells are taken from a patient’s inflamed pancreas, then given back to the patient, reducing inflammation and pain while conserving the patient’s ability to naturally control blood sugar.
Associate Professor, General and Transplant Surgery
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
Dr. Pelletier performs general and transplant surgeries. True to the Division of Transplant’s focus on translational research, Dr. Pelletier’s practice in the clinic is bolstered by his work in the lab. His past research includes liver transplantation, organ donation, and hepatitis C. He is currently researching DCD (donation after cardiac death) liver transplantation, in hopes of increasing the number of liver donations available to patients who need them. When Dr. Pelletier is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and hiking.