University of Minnesota Health physicians are known throughout the world for their care of people with lung diseases, such as CF. Our adult patients are cared for at Center for Lung Science and Health within the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Children with CF are cared for in the Discovery Clinic at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Children and adults are cared for by a multidisciplinary team that provides patients with CF the highest quality of life possible. Our team includes physicians, nurse coordinators, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers and genetic counselors. In addition we have many sub-specialists experienced in pediatric or adult cystic fibrosis care including otolaryngologists (ENT), gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endocrinologists, interventional radiologists and surgeons. This center is one of the world’s largest and most experienced, and our lung care is continually recognized as among the best by U.S. News & World Report.
Many of our physicians are also researchers, seeking new therapies and trying to understand and control potential complications of CF. We support a variety of clinical trials and encourage patients to take advantage of them. With an intensive focus on preventive care, our cystic fibrosis patients enjoy a life expectancy well above the national average.