University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Pediatricians from University of Minnesota have provided exceptional care for children for more than 100 years. At University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, our physician researchers are among the Top 10 leaders in academic medicine, developing the next generation of innovative treatments for children. We actively develop new standards for best practices and share our findings on an international level. We recognize the individual needs of each patient while offering both conventional and leading-edge therapies and treatments. From neonatal and pediatric intensive care to gastroenterology care/surgery to blood and marrow transplant and solid organ transplant, all care is virtually under one roof.

Top Specialties

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniofacial Center (services and surgery)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Imaging and radiology
  • Infectious disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology (eyes/vision)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Radiation oncology
  • Solid organ transplant

Benchmarks & Highlights

  • Largest pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program in the nation, allowing a continuum of care if a child needs a blood and marrow transplant
  • Performed the world’s first successful pediatric blood marrow transplant
  • First in Minnesota to implant a Berlin Heart EXCOR® pediatric ventricular assist device, which keeps the heart beating while a child waits for a heart donor
  • First use in the Midwest of a stage I hybrid Norwood treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • First infant heart transplant in Minnesota
  • First use of a pacemaker
  • Minnesota’s first simultaneous heart and lung transplant
  • Among the highest reported success rates in the world for infant kidney transplant