Center for Lung Science and Health

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Clinic Overview

The University of Minnesota's Center for Lung Science and Health provides unsurpassed care for anyone whose life is touched by lung disease. We offer a full spectrum of care including diagnosis, medical treatment, transplantation, clinical trials, and follow-up. 

Since 1986, more than 500 lung transplants have been performed by University of Minnesota physicians, with excellent success rates. These transplants include the first heart/lung transplant, lung transplant and living donor lung transplant in Minnesota. Our cystic fibrosis patients have a longer life expectancy than any other cystic fibrosis program in the United States, and our center is one of only 15 in the nation to be designated as a Translational and Therapeutic Development center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Our center also employs a team of care providers dedicated to Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) treatment. Our ILD program maximizes ongoing care and focuses on controlling your disease conditions and improving your quality of life.

Whether you are a patient newly diagnosed with lung disease, are awaiting transplantation, a living donor, or a transplant recipient, the expertise of University of Minnesota Physicians is available in a single location, dramatically enhancing patient care. Our Pulmonary (Lung) services are housed in the Center for Lung Science and Health in Clinic 3A on the third floor of the Phillips-Wangensteen Building. The center is part of an integrated medical community, giving patients access to comprehensive collaborative care.UMP - Image - Size 4 - Scott Stepp

See the Center for Lung Science and Health through the eyes of a patient. Read about Scott, who was put into an induced coma to heal after contracting a rare fungal infection.

Learn more about our physicians' lung (pulmonology) expertise.

Conditions we treat

Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung and breathing problems
  • Lungs
  • Pneumonia
  • Post-transplant complications
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonology
  • Surgery, transplant
  • Transplantation


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


University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St. SE
Third Floor, Clinic 3A
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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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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