Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

For over 50 years, University of Minnesota Physicians has pioneered cystic fibrosis care for patients from Minnesota, across the nation and around the world. The Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital brings together world-class experts, leading-edge research and comprehensive care. Because cystic fibrosis typically affects many organs and functions within the body, our multidisciplinary team works together to coordinate each patient’s care while providing innovative and evidence-based treatment options.


  • Providing the highest lung function for 6- to 17-year-old children in the nation
  • First cystic fibrosis (CF) center in the U.S. to successfully apply the idea of preventative care to CF, resulting in one of the highest survival rates in the country
  • Invention of the high frequency chest wall oscillation system for cystic fibrosis patients, freeing them from manual chest pounding
  • Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center is the only center in Minnesota and one of only 13 nationally designated by The Cystic Fibrosis
    as a Translational and Therapeutics Development Center, allowing patients to benefit from our research
  • Offer infant pulmonary-function testing and nasal potential difference testing



  • Currently participating in a multi-center study of cystic fibrosis liver disease, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and
    the National Institutes of Health
  • Researchers have shown that aggressive screening and treatment of diabetes eliminates gender differences in survival and improves prognosis  for cystic fibrosis and diabetes in both men and women
  • First researchers to document that diabetes is associated with increased mortality in cystic fibrosis
  •  Training future pediatric pulmonologists, both clinicians and researchers, that will continue the excellence in CF care


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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