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Medical Education

The Department is an innovative leader in medical education and has developed new, exciting curricula for medical student and resident education.

Patient Care

Our expert physicians work together and collaborate across specialties to offer access to state-of-the art medical treatments and clinical trials.

Research Dom

The Department of Medicine is one of the top research departments in the United States and represents the largest research faculty group at the University of Minnesota. 

Elizabeth Seaquist, MD

Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, Department Chair

"I am deeply honored to serve as Nesbitt Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine and look forward to working alongside you to advance our missions of research, education, and clinical care while we continue our work to become a more diverse, caring, and inclusive community."

Dr. Seaquist was appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine on September 2, 2022. Read more about her in a recent Press Release

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Ranking Places Medicine at #37!

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Ranking Places Medicine at #37

We are thrilled to announce that our department secured the prestigious position of #37 in the 2023 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings, maintaining our funding at an impressive $48 million.

The M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honors is a peer-driven program that recognizes the excellence of clinical practitioners as demonstrated through their care for patients. In 2024, roughly 100 faculty of medicine were recognized by their colleagues for the extraordinary patient care they provide.

Daniel Duprez, MD, has been selected as a 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doc.


MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (02/08/2024) — February is American Heart Month, dedicated to understanding risk factors for heart disease and how to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.


Anthony Williams is a physician whose moving stories of race and marginalized communities in healthcare demonstrate the power of the arts in medicine.


Join the Cardiovascular Division & Lillehei Heart Institute throughout February in honor of 'Heart Month!'