Collaborations in Clinical Care & Research
The Center is partnered with the nationally-recognized multidisciplinary Pediatric Weight Management Clinic at the University of Minnesota, which includes the Family Weight Management Program and Teen Weight Loss Surgery Program.
These clinical programs provide exceptional, cutting-edge weight management services and support the post graduate training of pediatric residents and fellows.
Fostering partnerships between clinical care and research provides us the opportunity to better investigate the causes of obesity and identify factors (physiological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, etc) that predict responses to treatments in order to pioneer the development of personalized therapies for obesity. This precision medicine approach to obesity management means using the right treatment for the right patient at the right time and is a primary focus of the Center.
The Center also works closely with faculty investigators spanning the health sciences to cultivate collaborative efforts and maximize synergy, working toward the common goal of developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative treatments for pediatric obesity and related diseases. Additionally, collaborations are underway with other pediatric and research centers at the University of Minnesota, including the Center for Neurobehavioral Development and the Obesity Prevention Center.
Appointments & Locations
Pediatric Specialty Care Discovery Clinic
2512 S 7th St.
Provider Referrals: 612‑365‑6777
Pediatric Weight Management
Pediatric Specialty Care Clinic
Floor 1, Check-In C
14500 99th Ave. N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Provider Referrals: 763-898-1220