H. Erhan Dincer

Division Director, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Medical Subspecialties Service Line
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs


Administrator Info
Name: Abigail Alves
Phone: 612-624-0999
Email: aalves@umn.edu
Fax: 612-625-2174

Dr. Dincer is the PACCS Division Director, Chief of the Medical Subspecialty Service Line, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs at the Department of Medicine and the Director of Interventional Pulmonary Program at M Health Fairview. After joining the UMN faculty in 2011, he developed the Lung Nodule Program and, one year later, the multidisciplinary IP program in collaboration with Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and Medical Oncology. Dr. Dincer holds an MD from Istanbul University where he also finished a 4-year Internal Medicine Residency. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency with a research year working on alveolar epithelial cell apoptosis as a pathway to interstitial lung diseases at UIC/Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. After a year of chief residency at the Michael Reese Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He also holds an executive Masters in Healthcare Administration from the UMN School of Public Health. Dr. Dincer is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive procedures in diagnosing and treating lung diseases and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.

Clinical Summary

Complex airway diseases (tumor debulking with various methods, balloon bronchoplasty, stent placement, intrabronchial valve placement, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, treatment of tracheal or airway stenosis); Bronchial Thermoplasty for uncontrolled severe asthma; Lung transplant airway complications; Cryoprobe lung biopsy in ILD, ARDS and diffuse parenchymal lung diseases; Medical thoracoscopy for undiagnosed pleural effusions; Intrabronchial valve placement for prolonged air leaks; Naviga

Honors and Recognition

Top Doctor, Mpls/Saint Paul Magazine (2017-2024), Mpls/Saint Paul Magazine