Enhancing the health of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through innovation in research, education and patient care.
  • Medical Education in the Department of Medicine

    The Department is an innovative leader in medical education and has developed new, exciting curricula for medical student and resident education.

  • Research in the Department of Medicine

    The Department of Medicine is one of the top research departments in the United States and represents the largest research faculty group at the University of Minnesota.

  • Nesbitt Chair & Head of the Department of Medicine

    Peter Igarashi, MD

    As the Nesbitt Chair & Head of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Igarashi leads the department's efforts towards the mission to improve the health and well-being of people, now and in the future, by providing exemplary medical care, discovering and applying new knowledge, and training the next generation of physicians in the science and practice of medicine.

In the News
Confronting Insurance Coverage as a Risk Factor in Hospital Mortality Rates 
Michael Usher, MD, PhD, was recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine for his research on: "Insurance Coverage Predicts Mortality in Patients Transferred Between Hospitals: a Cross-Sectional Study."
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November 2018
In the News
Hospital Transfers Can Leave Diagnoses Behind
The University of Minnesota raises alarm and cites study: 85% of patient transfers are affected. 
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By Jeremy Olson, July 2018
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