Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine

Clinical Services

Adult Hospital Medicine

The University of Minnesota Hospital Medicine faculty is a diverse and dedicated group of healthcare professionals constantly striving to improve our patients' lives through clinical care, research, education and service. Our goal is to be the premier academic institution at which to provide and receive healthcare in the Midwest and the growth of our services in recent years is a testament to our success. Our physicians are specialists in internal medicine or combined internal medicine-pediatrics with geographically and academically diverse training backgrounds.

The clinical home for our practice is the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), a large, urban, tertiary-quaternary care hospital with a long history of innovation in blood, marrow and organ transplantation, cardiology, and many other fields. UMMC is the flagship hospital for the Fairview Health System that operates clinics and hospitals throughout Minnesota. Our hospital serves as a referral center for patients from Minnesota and multiple surrounding states with complex disorders who require intensive, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge care.

Our hospitalists serve in critical leadership roles within UMMC that continue to expand each year. Our faculty rotate on both teaching and non-teaching hospital medicine services and care for patients with diverse disease processes. Our hospitalists have the opportunity to care for patients on other services as well, including our Consult and Procedure Service (CAPS) and Triage services. Our CAPS service provides 7 day per week access to expertise in ultrasound-guided bedside procedures and perioperative medicine consultation. Our Triage physician serves as a single access point for all admissions to our service 24 hours per day as well as a source of consultation for providers caring for complex patients at other institutions. Our group is well-respected by our specialist colleagues and take great pride in serving as the primary caregivers for our hospitalized patients. We work collaboratively with other physician specialists, care coordinators, social workers and many other professionals to make a positive difference in our patients' lives. We provide 24 hour coverage at UMMC, allowing for appropriate levels of supervision for our trainees, along with ready access for transferring facilities across the upper Midwest.

In addition to clinical excellence, our faculty are committed to scholarship and research with well-defined niches in medical education, quality improvement, data science and informatics, global health, and several other areas.

Our group is dynamic, empathetic and collaborative and we seek to provide the highest level of evidence-based, cutting edge care in an environment that supports well-being and personal and professional growth.

Medicine/Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (often referred to as Med-Peds) physicians have completed a combined residency training program and are board eligible in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Med-Peds hospitalists specialize in the comprehensive care of hospitalized adults and children, essentially acting as these patients' primary care physician while they are in the hospital.

The University of Minnesota has a very robust, active, and diverse Med-Peds hospitalist program. We currently have thirteen Med-Peds hospitalists who are fully integrated into both the internal medicine and pediatric hospitalists programs and have the opportunity to care for adults at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and children at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital as well as affiliated community hospitals, Fairview Ridges and Maple Grove Hospital. The unique set of conditions, challenges, and opportunities our hospitalists encounter while working at both a tertiary care center and community hospitals provides a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

Perhaps as a result of these experiences and perspectives, our Med-Peds hospitalists also have wide-ranging academic interests including administration and leadership, medical student and resident education, quality improvement, global health education, underserved populations, point-of-care ultrasound training, diagnostic reasoning, and narrative medicine.