Children are seen at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in the Explorer Clinic-Pediatric Specialty Care in the Riverside East Building.

Clinic Map and Parking Information

New patient appointments are scheduled through the Pediatric Immunology Office at (612) 626-4598. We need the mailing addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers for your child's primary care physician and consultants. Appointments are scheduled only after we receive relevant medical records, including physician notes, laboratory results, x-rays, and reports.

Returning patient appointments are scheduled directly through the clinic at (612) 365-6777 or through the Health Access Line at 1 (888) 256-9787.

For all types of appointments, be sure to bring any new laboratory, x-ray, or physician reports that were not already sent.

Our Service

Our immunology team facilitates the evaluation and treatment of children with suspected genetic disorders of the immune system.

Each child referred to the immunology program will be seen by a pediatric physician specializing in the evaluation and care of children with primary immunodeficiency diseases.

Coordination of visits with consultants in other pediatric medical specialties, including genetics, can also be arranged when needed through this program.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sheng Xiong - Clinical Administrative Coordinator
(612) 626-4598
Toll Free: (855) 267-5289
She can help with appointments, prescription refills, records forwarding, and other office matters.

For emergencies after hours or on the weekends, please call the paging operator at (612) 273-3000 or toll free at (855) 267-5289 and ask to speak to the physician on-call for Pediatric Rheumatology.

Our Patients

Children are seen from a wide geographical area, most commonly Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Michigan (UP). The most common reasons for these visits are recurrent infections and concern for an underlying immunodeficiency. Broad categories and select examples are listed below:

Combined Disorders of Cellular and Humoral Immunity

  • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), including evaluation of newborns with positive state newborn screen
  • Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome
  • Hyper-IgE Syndromes
  • Hyper-IgM Syndrome
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge)
  • CHARGE Syndrome

Antibody Deficiency Disorders

  • X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia

Innate Immune Disorders (Phagocytes and Complement)

  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)
  • Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
  • Complement Deficiency
  • Mendelian Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Disease (MSMD)

Immune Dysregulation Disorders

  • IPEX (Immune Dysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy, X-linked)
  • APECED (Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy with Candidiasis and Ectodermal Dysplasia)
  • ALPS (Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome)