University of Minnesota Medical Center

The goal of improving patients’ lives drives University of Minnesota Health to be one of the most respected academic medical centers in the nation. We balance responsiveness to patients’ needs with access to innovative treatments and technology, delivering superior health outcomes. The result is care delivery excellence across a full spectrum of programs and services. Our partnership with University of Minnesota Medical School provides the platform for specializing in breakthrough treatments, surgical techniques, and lifesaving therapies and allows us to train tomorrow’s physicians. Clinical trials advance our clinical services, bringing the very newest ideas in patient care.

Top Specialties

  • Acute rehabilitation
  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Breast care
  • Cardiovascular services
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology

Benchmarks & Highlights

  • World’s first simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplant
  • World’s first intestine transplant
  • First islet auto-transplant from a deceased donor to a living recipient for treatment of type 1 diabetes
  • First total pancreatectomy/islet auto‑transplant performed
  • World’s first pancreas transplant using a living donor related to the patient
  • First “breathing lung” transplant performed in the Midwest
  • One of the first programs in the nation to use angioplasty to rapidly reopen heart arteries in patients having heart attacks
  • World’s first successful blood and marrow transplant for Burkitt’s lymphoma
  • International prominence in umbilical cord blood transplantation and research
  • Identified cancer-causing substances in tobacco and proof of nicotine addiction and tobacco risk
  • First to develop continuous infusion of ifosfamide and paclitaxel for sarcoma