Medicine Pediatric Residency Program

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Program Mission

The University of Minnesota Medicine Pediatric Residency Program is committed to the individualized training of residents, to the communities we serve, and to the care of patients with chronic childhood-onset diseases.

Program Overview

The hallmark of the MedPeds Residency Program training is the synergy between internal medicine and pediatrics, and the University of Minnesota program exemplifies that.

UMN MedPeds provides exceptional internal medicine and pediatric training experiences at world-class hospitals, in conjunction with our categorical Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs. We are one of the largest MedPeds programs in the country, and yet have a close-knit, thriving community of residents, their families, and graduates.

We realize that work is part of life, but life is not all about work. Our location in the Twin Cities allows our residents to blend outstanding city living with unparalleled outdoor activities.

We bring together an academic program at one of the top public research institutions in the country with an emphasis on community involvement and service to the underserved. As such, our approach to medical education is to innovate and train for the future while remembering the lessons of the past.

In the end, the strength of our program emerges from a diversity of our residents, their experiences, and our patients. Being a MedPeds physician means working at the intersection of many systems and fields, and that is where our program thrives. We welcome you to join us!

Associate Program Director

Taj Mustapha

Dr. Taj Mustapha

Chief Resident

Chief Resident Brinda Desai 

Dr. Brinda Desai

(612) 624-7929


Program Administrator

Erica King
Phone: (612) 624-0990
Fax: (612) 625-3238

You can make a difference!

Help the University of Minnesota save lives, inspire hope, and prepare the world's future health care leaders. Make a gift today to the Department of Medicine Resident Education Fund (Medicine/Pediatric) because with your support, anything is possible.