University of Minnesota Medical Center is the main teaching hospital of one of the most respected educational institutions in the nation: University of Minnesota Medical School. Patient care is our primary focus, which complements the medical school’s mission of improving the health of Midwestern families and communities through discovering and delivering new treatments and cures. As a result, our patients have access to innovative treatments, technology and services, all while receiving superior care. These innovations have led to many medical breakthroughs, including the world’s first successful open-heart surgery, the world’s first bone marrow transplant, the Midwest’s first successful double-lung transplant and Minnesota’s first living donor pediatric liver transplant.
Our physicians continuously question the status quo, wanting to know more. They conduct leading research and clinical trials to gain valuable knowledge to care for our patients, educate health care professionals and practice family-focused care.