Focus is key to becoming an expert in any field of research. An interview with Prof. Howard A. Reber, chief of gastrointestinal surgery, and director of the Ronald S. Hirshberg Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, Calif., USA. Interview by Martín E. Fernández-Zapico

Pancreatology. 2009;9(3):197-9. doi: 10.1159/000190308. Epub 2009 Mar 20.


Dr. Howard Reber is a world-renowned pancreatologist in the area of basic pancreatic physiology and the management of pancreatic diseases. He was leader in the development of the current recommendation for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. In this interview for Pancreatology, Dr. Reber shares his life experiences as a scientist in pancreatic research. and IAP.

Publication types

  • Interview

MeSH terms

  • Career Choice
  • Humans
  • Pancreas / physiology*
  • Pancreas / physiopathology
  • Pancreatic Diseases / surgery
  • Pancreatic Diseases / therapy*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Students, Medical