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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.

In a new study led by the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center and the U of M Medical School, researchers found that exposure to air pollution and vegetation may impact childhood cancer development.
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Lindsy Halleckson, staff member in the Department of Pediatrics and local artist, participated in the Love Data Week Big Ten Academic Alliance Data Viz Championship.

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Parents all around are struggling to understand the best ways to take care of their children with autism because there are no open inpatient appointments available.

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