Troy Lund, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Troy Lund

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-4185

Fax 612-626-4074

Office Address:
Pediatric BMT
554D Masonic Cancer Research Building
425 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric BMT
MMC 366 Mayo
8366A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

PhD, Cancer Biology, University of South Florida - Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

MS, Medical Sciences, University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, FL


Dr. Lund is interested in the use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) primarily for patients with inherited metabolic disorders, like Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), Hurler syndrome (MPS-1H), Hunter syndrome, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, and others. He studies the onset of disease, biomarkers of disease, mechanism of disease, and how HSCT improves the disease process. His work both in his research laboratory and with his patients has created many new approaches to treatment, which will ultimately make HSCT safer and more effective.

"Yes, we’re saving lives. But that’s not enough. I want to improve the quality of life for these kids, and that’s where I’m focusing my energy.”

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2020-2022)
  • Team Science Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Basic Science Paper of the Year (Assistant Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • Butterfly Award for Outstanding Medical Research, Children’s Cancer Research Fund (2014)
  • 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Research by Fellow/Margaret Kendrick Hostetter Award (2007,2009)
  • AAP International Travel Award to establish G6PD testing in Kampala, Uganda (2006)
  • International Medical Education Resource Scholarship to present an abstract at the International Health Medical Education Consortium meeting in Havana, Cuba (2002)
  • Department of Medicine Research Day - Best Medical Student Poster (2002)
  • International Travel Award from China Board of New York - to attend Human Rights and Research - An International Perspective conference in Kunming, China (2001)
  • Medical Research Council Laboratory, The Gambia, West Africa developed a PCR protocol to detect HIV-1/HIV-2 from dried blood spots collected in the field (2001)
  • Spink International Scholarship (2001)
  • International Graduate & Professional Scholarship (2001)
  • Dr. Garth Englund Scholarship MMF Verndon D.E. Scholarship (2000)
  • PhD with "Distinction" (Top 5%) (1996)


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Lund's research focuses improving the outcomes for all patients undergoing blood and marrow transplantation by increasing the speed at which hematopoietic stem cells reconstitute the immune system after transplant. He also works to increase our understanding the pathophysiological processes underlying inherited metabolic diseases. One area Dr. Lund is exploring is how an autoimmune reaction may trigger the cerebral form of adrenoleukodystrophy (cALD), the most serious form of ALD. This study represents the largest screening for immune-reactivity in cALD ever performed, and further research could help identify ALD patients with immune-reactivity prior to the onset of cALD.


Click here to see a complete list of Dr. Lund’s studies which have been published by academic and research journals.



  • Umbilical cord blood transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Peripheral blood stem cell transplant


Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatric - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Clinical Interests

Adrenoleukodystrophy; Bone marrow transplant; Hurler syndrome; Peripheral blood stem cell transplant; Umbilical cord blood transplant

Hospital Privileges

M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center




View Dr. Lund's talk on Stem cells get stuck, but eventually make it home.