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Children’s Minnesota ranks among Best Children’s Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report

The Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota have once again been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, sharing a ranking for cardiology and heart surgery with Mayo Clinic, as well as ranking for pulmonology and lung surgery and nephrology.

Outcomes worse for Black children with Type 1 diabetes, Children’s Minnesota study shows

The research found that Black children with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) were at a higher risk to be readmitted for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) compared to other racial groups, regardless of whether they lived in a high-opportunity or low-opportunity neighborhood.

For Health Professionals

Children’s Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.

Locations and Contact Us

Visiting us? Get all the information you need to get to our locations and to contact us.

Resources

We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to Expect

Please be sure to bring the following items to your child's scheduled appointment with us:

Urinary Tract Stones

Urinary tract stones, which often are referred to as "kidney stones," are small, hard stones that can form in the kidneys, ureter, bladder, or urethra. These stones are relatively common in adults but are rare in children. When they occur in children, they may be caused by an underlying metabolic problem or an anatomical abnormality (such as a reconstructed urinary tract or a surgically augmented bladder.)

Meet the team

The nephrology program is led by knowledgeable pediatric physicians who are specialists in all things kidney related. When you visit our offices, you will meet many of our important team members:

Conditions and Services

Our nephrology program offers consultation on and management of a wide range of kidney diseases in children, including:

Nephrology Program

Kidneys are immensely important organs. They clean waste from the body, make urine, control blood pressure, help the body produce red blood cells and much more.