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.
Our mission is to:
- generate new knowledge through research
- apply this new knowledge to the highest quality health care for the prevention and treatment of illness in children
- 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.
A dynamic, thriving department
Ruben-Bentson Chair and Professor of Pediatrics and Minnesota American Legion and Auxiliary Chair in Children's Health, University of Minnesota Medical School
Physician-in-Chief, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Robin Irwin, Executive Assistant
Providing exceptional training
About 70 percent of all pediatricians practicing in Minnesota—and the vast majority of pediatric specialists in our region—trained at the University of Minnesota.
Our residency provides the platform to obtain the skills to excel at each of the modern roles of the pediatrician including clinician, educator, consultant, family advocate, and investigator of new knowledge. Diverse clinical and academic training experiences are woven right into the program.
Through our weekly Grand Rounds conferences we offer learning opportunities for pediatric professionals throughout the community, with the aim to improve the broad practice of pediatric medicine, including patient care, healthcare research, medical education, public health, and innovation.
Research advances pediatric medicine and clinical practice
The art and science of pediatric medicine and clinical practice must be advanced through research, where advances in basic knowledge ultimately lead to better understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.
Comprehensive care for children
For more than a century, thousands of children and parents from throughout the Upper Midwest, the nation, and the world have experienced our comprehensive, world-class care.
The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is a leader in pediatric specialty care, offering a broad range of primary and specialty care services for children and teens.
Our strength stems from the relationship with the children's hospital and the department's pediatric research experts who continually develop new therapies, sharing their best available treatments with patients.