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

Our Mission:
The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics is responsible to the children and adolescents of Minnesota, our region and globally, to advance pediatric healthcare access, outcomes and discovery through: 

  • State-of-the-art, family-centered healthcare; 
  • Cutting-edge research that advances knowledge and care;
  • Education of the next generation of pediatric physicians, health professionals and researchers; and
  • Evidence-informed advocacy for systems change

2027 Vision: We are globally recognized as a destination pediatric healthcare institution by leading in the advancement of medical access, outcomes and discovery that benefit children and their families.

Through our mission, we positively impact children in our community, nation, and world.

Honors & Awards

The Department of Pediatrics has a long tradition of honoring faculty and learners who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and service.


Excelling in our mission requires dedicated faculty leaders who lead our department in areas of research, education, and clinical care. 


We provide expertise across the spectrum of pediatrics, with innovative research and comprehensive education to continually produce exceptional care for our patients and families.