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With over twenty-five training programs across a myriad of specialties and professions, we are committed to comprehensive and interdisciplinary training for our students, interns, residents, and fellows. Taught by faculty across a rich and diverse pediatric culture, the success of our learners is among our highest priorities.

Dr. Blanche Chavers and Researcher

Our research builds on more than 100 years of pioneering breakthroughs, including the first successful pediatric blood and marrow transplant, the first infant heart transplant in Minnesota, and the first pediatric cochlear ear implant surgery. We rank eighth in funding from the National Institutes of Health among departments of pediatrics—underscoring our role as a leader in children’s health.

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Patient Care

Through teamwork and collaboration, we respectfully address the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of pediatric patients and their families. Our compassionate, innovative approach repeatedly receives national recognition. 


Department Head Joseph P. Neglia, MD, MPH

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School strives to improve the lives of children in our community, nation, and world through research, service, education, and advocacy.

The University of Minnesota has been surveying and examining wastewater in various counties across Minnesota in order to determine the rate at which COVID is declining. This has become a more accurate indicator of the severity and COVID-19 community spread levels, since more people are using at-home tests to check for COVID infection.

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Paul Orchard, MD, has pioneered the use of life-saving gene therapy for the fatal disease metachromatic leukodystrophy. Since this therapy's development, it's been used on multiple patients and Dr. Orchard has been named a 2022 Healthcare Hero.

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