Explorer Clinic -
Pediatric Specialty Care

Clinic Overview

The opening of the new pediatric specialty clinics complement the opening of the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.The new location will allow us provide comprehensive, coordinated specialty care for infants, children, teens and young adults. The clinic space also allows us to offer additional specialties, includes larger exam rooms and more lab stations, all in a patient- and family-centered care environment.

Please see the list below of specialty care available at the Explorer Clinic and please note that additional pediatric specialty care areas are available at the Discovery clinic, also located near the children's hospital.

Explorer Clinic Pediatric Specialties:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Eating Assessment and Treatment Services (EATS)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Lysosomal Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pre-anesthesia
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular Anomalies

Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


Riverside East Building
Twelfth Floor
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Appointments: 612-365-6777


  • Monday
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  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Our Team


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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