Lupus Clinic

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Clinic Overview

The Lupus Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach for evaluation and treatment of patients with autoimmune diseases. Coordinated specialties in treating lupus may include nephrology, dermatology, cardiology, psychology, social work, and pain management.

Although lupus is a relatively common autoimmune disorder, diagnosis is often delayed and community care tends to be fragmented, making it difficult for patients who have a multi-system disease to receive the timely care required to prevent complications. The Lupus Program provides you streamlined access to high quality care.


Our lupus program provides you access to rheumatologists specializing in lupus as well as specialists in nephrology, dermatology, cardiology, pulmonology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and pain management. University of Minnesota Physicians address this chronic disease with innovative care methods and the latest in clinical research findings.

While lupus is a serious disease, for most people it is mild and the symptoms can be controlled. Discoid lupus, for example, is a form of lupus that affects the skin only. However, if lupus is severe, it can be fatal. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs and may consist of: 

  • Medicine management
    • Antimalarial drugs
    • Corticosteroids
    • Immunosuppressive drugs
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Sleep or depression aids
  • Sun/light avoidance and sunblock

Conditions we treat

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

  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Sjogren's syndrome


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
Sixth Floor, Medicine Clinic 6A
516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Google Map


612-626-6100, Option 2


  • Wednesday
  • 8 a.m. – noon

Our Team

Lupus Clinic

In addition to receiving care, as a patient you benefit from our rheumatologists’ active involvement in clinical and translational research, working closely with scientists in applying the latest insights in vascular biology and autoimmunity genetics research. We are continually seeking advancements treatment (such as using stem cell transplants and DHEA hormones) along with cures for systematic diseases affecting joints and their surrounding connective tissues. 


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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