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Department News and Announcements

Click here to read the Chair's Update for August 2017.

Click here to read the Chair's Update for July 2017.

We are excited to share that the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has made the annual list of Best Children’s Hospitals compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

This is our 10th consecutive year to be ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the country.

Review the full list of ranked hospitals at


Faculty, Staff, and Student Highlights

Dr. Youngki Kim has been selected as this year's Gold Headed Cane recipient. Dr. Kim is a Professor of Pediatrics and has been a member of the Division of Nephrology since he arrived in Minnesota in 1971. He joined the faculty in 1975 reaching the rank of Professor in 1990. Dr. Kim also served as the Co‐Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Division from 1997 to 2009 (with Dr. Mauer).

Dr. John Wagner has been selected for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC). Click here to read more about Dr. Wagner's exemplary contributions to the medical profession.

Dr. Abraham Jacob was honored with the Clinical Care Award at the annual Medical Staff event for his outstanding commitment to developing new programs and systems to drive the future of M Health, while maintaining his commitment to excellent patient care in the clinical setting. His leadership in reducing preventable harm benefits patients, providers and staff, while driving a patient-centered culture at M Health.


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