J. Philip Boudreaux, MD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery who has directed the transplantation programs at both the LSU Health Sciences Center and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. He received his medical degree from the LSU in 1978, after which he completed a pediatrics internship at St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis and a general surgery residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He served as a fellow of pediatric surgery at the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, and of organ transplantation/immunology at the University of Minnesota. Board certified in General Surgery as well as Critical Care, Dr. Boudreaux performed the first pancreas transplant in Louisiana, in 1990. Currently, he practices at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, where he is part of the LSU multidiscplinary Neuroendocrine Tumor Program. His interests include surgical treatment of carcinoid and other neuroendocrine tumors (these rare, hormone-producing tumors that arise from neuroendocrine cells and are present throughout the GI, nervous, and endocrine systems); hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery; radio-frequency ablation of liver tumors; liver, pancreas, kidney transplantation and organ donation. For more information on the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program please visit www.ochsner.org/NETS.