University of Minnesota Physicians

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At University of Minnesota Physicians, we are driven by our passion to provide the highest quality patient care fueled by research and expanded by teaching. This means that everything we do works toward the goal of advancing health care and improving patients’ lives.

About Us

University of Minnesota Physicians is a premier physician organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-focused care in more than 100 specialty and subspecialty areas. Although our organization is relatively new (founded in 1997), a long tradition of world-class academic medicine has been a mainstay for the physicians at the University of Minnesota Medical School since 1888. Today we have the widest range of specialists available in the Twin Cities metropolitan area with more than 750 physicians and 1,400 health professionals. We provide quality, coordinated care for our patients, and pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary practice model.

As an independent, not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors, University of Minnesota Physicians serves as the integrated group practice of the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty. Committed to its mission to advance medical knowledge and education, University of Minnesota Physicians also contributes substantially to fund the research and education mission of the Medical School.


In 1997, nearly 20 practice groups at the University of Minnesota combined to form University of Minnesota Physicians. Thereafter we achieved considerable growth and implemented continual improvements to our clinical and business operations, ultimately enhancing our commitment to academic medicine.

In 2003, University of Minnesota Physicians assumed management of the ambulatory clinics at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and formed a partnership with Fairview to coordinate responsibilities, cultures, and an environment for patient-focused care.

Today University of Minnesota Physicians draws on the strengths of the University of Minnesota, Fairview and other health care community partners to combine innovative academic medicine with world-class community health care. The result is an exemplary interdisciplinary care model that provides remarkable depth and breadth of specialty expertise to patients in the Twin Cities, Midwest and beyond.

University of Minnesota Physicians Highlights

UMPhysicians’ Board of Directors seated and practice plan is created, bringing together more than 18 different practice plans and creating a centralized business structure to support the clinical practice of the medical school.

Primary Care Center opens at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, providing high quality primary care and a central point for specialty care coordination, as well as making our resources available through health plans on campus.

Physician leadership principles established, ensuring the organization’s mission is honored by bringing the value of academic medicine to patients.

Interdisciplinary clinical programs form to provide patients comprehensive and coordinated care across specialties. Implementation of electronic health records establishes organization as a leader in adopting such innovation.

Family Medicine at the U of M integrates with UMPhysicians, providing residency training and quality family medicine to diverse and underserved populations.

UMPhysicians Radiation Therapy Center opens in Wyoming, Minnesota offering cancer patients a north-metro community treatment center.

Patient satisfaction for ambulatory clinics is among top tier in University Health System Consortium nationwide benchmarks.

Physician Referral Service launched offering improved access to providers referring
patients to UMPhysicians.

Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center opens, implementing a new care model that capitalizes on strengths of UMPhysicians and Fairview, resulting in a patient-centered, team-based, collaborative and innovative medical environment.

Minnesota Heart Clinic and UMPhysicians merge cardiovascular services and, with Fairview, begin a joint cardiovascular service line offering leading edge CV services.

Patient satisfaction scores reach 80 percent, making continual gains against benchmarks. Bobbi Daniels, M.D. is appointed CEO.


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Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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