Mast Cell Disease Program


The University of Minnesota's Mast Cell Disease Program aims to not only provide comprehensive clinical services for patients with all types of mast cell disease but also conduct basic and clinical research and provide professional and community education regarding mast cell biology and disease.

More than 35 clinicians and scientists across the University of Minnesota and at local partner organizations form our team.

In addition to our contributions to the medical literature, we are pleased to note that some of our work has begun garnering popular attention (CNNCosmoUMN). We hope we'll be able to serve your needs, too. 

Our team meets bimonthly for education and collaboration. For more information, please contact us.


The mission of the Mast Cell Disease Program at the University of Minnesota is to (1) provide state-of-the-art care for patients with proven mast cell disorders and those seeking evaluation for such, (2) conduct clinical and basic research advancing our understanding and management of mast cell biology and disease, and (3) provide education about mast cell biology and disease to professionals, patients, and the public.


Those wishing to support our mission are encouraged to contribute to the Summerall & Klein Fund for Mast Cell Disease Research and Education administered by the University of Minnesota Foundation. 100% of contributions are used to support our research and education work in mast cell disease.