Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center Pediatrics Program

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With University of Minnesota Physicians, treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) starts early.

We begin by educating the parents and family members of infants who have been diagnosed with the condition following a positive newborn screening and confirmation through a sweat test. Nutrition, medications, expectations. Our goal is to make sure you’re well-informed about every aspect of cystic fibrosis. Our caregivers continuously monitor children for any CF-related complications and pursue aggressive preventative care, so that you or your child can lead a healthy, active life.

As our patients progress through childhood, they are seamlessly transitioned into our adult CF care program. Our team of care providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, dietitians and other specialists strive to ease your CF symptoms and other effects of the disease, like CF-related diabetes. We also address genetics and the social and psychological impact of CF, and can connect you with support groups to bolster your understanding of the condition.

The physicians and nurse practitioners treating you or your child are also at the forefront of cystic fibrosis treatment. We conduct clinical trials and pursue independent research questions. The answers we find are integrated into our routine care. Receiving care at our CF Center means you and your child will have opportunities to participate in new therapy and treatment trials. 

Our University of Minnesota Physicians pediatrics CF program makes up one half of the Minnesota CF Center, which was founded in 1961 and has a long history of successful cystic fibrosis care and research. At our center, we have some of the highest lung function levels for 6- to 12-year-olds in the nation. Our center is one of the oldest and largest CF centers in the country.

Decades ago, children born with CF were lucky if they lived into their teens. Thanks in part to the work of organizations like the Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center, patient outcomes have drastically improved.

Refer Patient Who:

  • Have been screened positive for cystic fibrosis
  • Need a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program for long-term disease treatment and management.
  • May have symptoms concerning for CF and need further diagnostic testing

For Appointments, please call: 612-625-5995


Clinics & Providers


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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