About the Department of Medicine

Dr. Peter Igarashi

Dr. Peter Igarashi

Nesbitt Chair & Head
Department of Medicine

Administrative Office

P: (612) 625-3654
F: (612) 626-3055
E: domadmin@umn.edu


The collective mission of the Department of Medicine is 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.

Patient Care and Service

While we have an expanding primary care practice of University of Minnesota Physicians, our core expertise is in areas of tertiary and quaternary care such as advanced lung disease, oncology, hepatology, bone marrow transplant, critical care, electrophysiology, all cardiovascular services, complex hematologic abnormalities and solid organ transplantation. We have extremely talented physicians who devote the majority of their efforts toward these programs.

Medical Education

The Department is an innovative leader in medical education and has developed new, exciting curricula for medical student and resident education. We provide developmental opportunities for students or residents interested in primary care, global health, hospital medicine, medical education, clinical research, or basic science. The Department is a national leader in training subspeciality physicians and has NIH-funded training grants in six divisions.


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. Core areas of excellence in research include cardiovascular medicine, diabetes, infectious diseases, stem cell biology, vascular disease, hemostasis, autoimmunology, fibrotic lung disease, medical genetics and cancer. You may access a broad base of biomedical investigators and clinical researchers for collaborative activities.