Programs & Centers

These programs and centers are part of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. 

Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children

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With a multidisciplinary team, we aim to provide an evidence-based, developmentally and psychologically supportive consultation and examination. Our Center accepts referrals for inpatient and outpatient consultation for all types of abuse and neglect. To make a referral just contact our SAFE Pager at (612) 273-SAFE (7233).

Adoption Medicine Clinic

CHild and doctor from Adoption Medicine Clinic

The Adoption Medicine Clinic is a global leader in adoption medicine, research, education and advocacy. Our providers have completed over 30,000 pre-adoption reviews for children in over 40 countries. We provide pre-adoption consultations, medical reviews, travel counseling, and comprehensive post-adoption care.

Birth to Three Clinic and Early Childhood Mental Health Program

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The Birth to Three Clinic and Early Childhood Mental Health Program provides mental health evaluation and assessment of social-emotional development and focuses on eliminating the gap in services for children ages zero to three. The Program provides therapeutic interventions for parents and children, including guidance and resources for effective parenting.

Brain Tumor Program

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The University of Minnesota Brain Tumor Program continually distinguishes itself as a national leader in the field of neuro-oncology by combining the principles of outstanding clinical care and education with cutting-edge research.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Center

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is an international leader in the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa (EB), an often life-threatening skin-blistering disorder.

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Center

Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine (CPOM)

Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine Summit 2018

The Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota focusing on improving outcomes for youth afflicted with obesity and related conditions.

Childhood Cancer Survivor Program

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The University of Minnesota Childhood Cancer Survivor Program cares for survivors of all ages—children and adults. Update your contact information so the program may reach you with any new information that may be helpful to your care and quality of life as a childhood cancer survivor. 

Developmental Biology Center

Developmental Biology Center

The DBC is a group of some 50 faculty who share an interest in the processes that create the form and function of the biological world around us. We invite you to peruse our web site, see the breadth and depth of our research, and participate in our activities. 

Gene Therapy Center


The Gene Therapy Center provides MPS mutation analysis and the MPSTest™—a screening method for mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and related diseases. MPS diseases are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes, leading to damage in the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system.

Heart Center

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The multidisciplinary Heart Center combines academic research and skilled practitioners with medical device technology to provide the best possible care and support for patients and their families.

With dedicated heart surgeons and specialists who work together to repair heart defects in children, a 12-bed intensive care unit exclusively for heart patients, and private rooms that help avoid infections and other complications, the Heart Center at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital provides state-of-the-art services such as ablation, ventricular-assist devices, catheterization, surgery and transplantation.

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.

Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center

Cystic fibrosis patient and doctors

The Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care and support for patients and their families. Using a preventive model of care, our patients have achieved a higher level of wellness as evidenced by our superb outcomes.

Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Center

Amelia Thomas

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.

Program in Infection and Immunity

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The Program in Infection and Immunity (formerly known as CIDMTR) promotes interdisciplinary interactions among highly accomplished teams of investigators with expertise in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Immunology. Our mission is to discover mechanisms of pathogenesis that can be translated into new treatments and strategies for prevention of infectious diseases.