Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplantation Center
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Meet Our Experienced Team

Our Unique Approach to Care

We offer an approach to treatment that puts your child and family at the center of our comprehensive care, therapies, and commitment from our team. BMT patients have complex medical needs requiring the attention of many medical sub-specialists. Our multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals focus on the unique needs of BMT patients and range from oncologists and hematologists, to nurses, social workers, pharmacists and child family life specialists.

Relationship for Life

Our support to patients and their families is extended throughout the transplantation process from preparing for transplant, to your stay post transplant, to our Program for Long-Term Care. Your child is in our care for life.

Dr. Wagner is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of stem cells and umbilical... Read More

Dr. Tolar focuses on using hematopoietic stem cell transplant as a treatment for rare genetic... Read More

Dr. Stefanski’s clinical interests include transplant for patients with leukemias, solid tumors... Read More

Dr. Smith’s clinical interests include transplant for leukemia and MDS and non-cancerous... Read More

Dr. Orchard is interested in the use of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) and potentially... Read More

Dr. MacMillan’s research focuses on developing new therapeutic strategies to reduce the early... Read More

Dr. Lund is interested in the use of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) primarily for... Read More

Dr. Blazar is an international leader in the development of novel, immune-based stem cell... Read More

Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation... Read More

Shannon Schroetter received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Rush University School of... Read More

Mary Sallstrom completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and received her board... Read More

Sarah Preusser is the lead for the team of pediatric BMT nurse practitioners and physician... Read More

Paul Metz is a graduate of the Augsburg College Physician Assistant Program. He worked at the... Read More

Meghan Flesher received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Marquette... Read More

Erica Drake received her Master of Arts in Nursing degree from the College of St. Catherine. She... Read More

Nicole Beckmann received her Master of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from... Read More

Dr. Panoskaltsis-Mortari is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and... Read More

Dr. Hippen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and... Read More

Dr. Osborn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and... Read More

Dr. Kyba is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and Marrow... Read More

Dr. Hallstrom is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Blood and... Read More

Kim Nelson is a Nurse Clinician with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. She... Read More

Maggie (Martyn) Kumbalek received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Boston College... Read More

Alli (Bogart) Travis is a Nurse Clinician with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program... Read More

Gretchen Lilja is a Nurse Clinician with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. She... Read More

Erica Johnson is a nurse clinician with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. She... Read More

Mandi Bombard is a Nurse Clinician with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. She... Read More

Lisa Burke is a Nurse Clinician with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. She... Read More

Amanda Sargent is our Intake Specialist with the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program.... Read More

Ann Hagerman is the Nurse Manager for the inpatient pediatric BMT Unit 4 at the University of... Read More

Social workers in the BMT program work exclusively with pediatric BMT patients and their... Read More

Child Family Life Specialists support your child in expressing their feelings about their... Read More

Dr. Zika is board certified in general pediatrics. She received her medical training at the... Read More

Dr. Paul Wratkowski is an inpatient hospitalist for the pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant... Read More

Dr. Ross is board certified in general pediatrics. She received her medical training at the... Read More

Dr. Hanson is a Minnesota native. He went to the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate... Read More

Dr. Alvey is board certified in general pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the... Read More

Facing a disease and choosing to have a BMT is a demanding process. It can be draining—... Read More

Nutrition is an important component of your care. Your doctors, nurses, dietitians, dietetic... Read More

We believe in empowering patients to fully participate in their BMT experience. This includes... Read More

Genetic counselors work as a member of the health care team, providing genetic counseling... Read More

Care Partners is a unique volunteer program only available at the University of Minnesota... Read More

Journey Clinic - Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Center

2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-365-1000
612-365-1000 TTY: 612-672-7300

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We have been providing innovative care to children in need of a blood and bone marrow transplant for over 40 years. Call us, we're here to help.

(888) 601-0787 or (612) 273-2800

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