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Jonathan A. Fridell, MD

IU Health

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Dr. Jonathan Fridell’s area of clinical practice is pancreas transplantation, either with a kidney transplant or alone, for patients with Type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness.

He is the chief of abdominal transplantation and surgical director of the IU Health pancreas transplant program in Indianapolis, one of the highest volume programs in the country since 2007. He joined the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2002 where he is a professor of surgery. Dr. Fridell has been involved in the growth of the pancreas and liver transplant programs and helped initiate the intestine/multivisceral transplant program at IU Health.

Dr. Fridell is a native of Montreal, Canada, where he received his MD degree and surgical training at McGill University. He completed a transplant surgery fellowship at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fridell’s expertise and research interests include pancreas and liver transplantation. As a leader in his field, he is past chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Pancreas Transplant Committee as well as associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation and deputy editor of Clinical Transplantation. In 2020, Dr. Fridell was named the medical staff recipient of the IU Health President’s Values Leadership Award.

Specialties & Details


Transplant Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

Liver, Pancreas & Kidney Transplantation, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant, Intestine Transplant, Multivisceral Transplant


School of Medicine:

McGill University


McGill University


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians


Research Publications
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