Mark R. Schleiss

Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Investigator, Institute for Molecular Virology
Minnesota American Legion and Auxiliary Heart Research Foundation Endowed Chair


Mark R. Schleiss, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Schleiss received his MD degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. He completed his residency at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Seattle Children's Hospital/Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He also completed a fellowship in Molecular Medicine studying cytomegalovirus (CMV) molecular genetics at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

His work in basic, translational and clinical research related to CMV infection is described at

Clinical Summary

Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Vaccines; Vaccine Advocacy; Antimicrobials and Antivirals; Clinical Virology; Maternal-Fetal Infections


MD, Oregon Health Services University School of Medicine, Portland, OR

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Seattle Children's Hospital Medical Center - University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States
Fellowship in Molecular Medicine,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctor", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine (2023)
UMMC Clinical Research & Innovation Award
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Advocacy Award, National CMV Foundation
National CMV Foundation Professional Impact Award, CMV Public Health and Policy Conference



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