Journey Clinic - Center for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Clinic Overview

At University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, a nationally and internationally recognized team of pediatric hematologist-oncologists provides comprehensive care for children with a wide range of malignant and nonmalignant diseases. Expert consultation and management is available for children with anemia, including sickle cell disease and congenital anemias, disorders of blood clotting (both bleeding and thrombotic disorders), cancer, and immune deficiency, and for long-term survivors of childhood cancers. We have access to conventional as well as innovative therapies created at the University of Minnesota and throughout the United States. Many new treatments for children with cancer were developed by University of Minnesota Physicians and are now part of national treatment standards used across the nation.


We provide specialty care and treatment for (but not limited to):

  • Brain and spinal-cord cancers
  • Disorders of coagulation (blood-clotting problems)
    • Von Willebrand’s disease
    • Thrombophilia
    • Bleeding tendencies
  • Hematologic conditions
    • Anemia
    • Fanconi anemia
    • Aplastic anemia
    • Diamond Blackfan anemia
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Hemoglobinopathies
    • Thalassemia
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Leukemia and solid tumors
    • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    • Acute myelogenous leukemia
    • Chronic myelogenous leukemia
    • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
  • Myeloma/Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and other bone tumors
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Soft-tissue sarcoma such as rhabdomyosarcoma

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
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Appointments: 612-365-8100


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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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