Improving the lives of children 

At the University of Minnesota Medical School's Department of Pediatrics, we generate new knowledge through research. We apply this knowledge to the highest quality health care for the prevention and treatment of illness in children. We provide the best possible education of the next generation of medical students, physicians, and other health professionals in childhood disease prevention, treatment, research, and advocacy. 

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Residencies and fellowships

Dr. Abe Jacob and manOur education and training programs provide exceptional training in the comprehensive care of children and in academic subspecialties.

Leaders in research

Child moving something on a toyThe Department of Pediatrics sustains comprehensive laboratory and clinical research facilities and faculty dedicated to the advancement of learning.

Spotlight on...

Leukodystrophy Center

Dr. Orchard and Dr. Lund

The Leukodystrophy Center at the University of Minnesota has unsurpassed experience treating leukodystrophy patients. Our physicians lead the field in several areas of research and continue to explore innovative ways to improve treatment success.

Leukodystrophy Center