Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Center

World renowned expertise in research and clinical care

Our MPS Center is internationally recognized for our expertise, innovative treatment approaches, and research. Patients are cared for by experts in the areas of audiology, blood and marrow transplantation, cardiology, ear, nose and throat, endocrinology, genetics, neurology, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, ophthalmology, orthopeadic surgery, and pulmonology. This multidisciplinary team approach ensures that the care we provide best meets the unique needs of each patient and family.

Newborn Screening

In 2016, mucopolysaccharidosis type I was added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel, which is the list of disorders that are screened at birth and recommended by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States.

Dr. Paul Orchard and Ryland

If your baby has received a positive newborn screening test or a biochemical diagnosis of Hurler syndrome, we're here to help no matter where you are located. Please email the Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Center (mps@lists.umn.edu).

Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital collaborates with the Minnesota Department of Health Newborn Screening Program (MDH-NBS) to address the varied and long-term spectrum of clinical needs for patients with Hurler syndrome.

Dr. Troy Lund and Cooper

The healthcare team includes international MPS experts in pediatric blood and marrow transplantation for MPS, cardiology, genetics, neurology, neuropsycholoigy, orthopaedics, and a public healthcare coordinator/newborn screening follow-up specialist from the Minnesota Department of Health.

We offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, and coordinated follow-up care based upon the initial clinical encounter. Ongoing follow-up and monitoring is facilitated.

Clinical research participation opportunities are available to eligible subjects for innovative monitoring and treatment modalities.