William Gershan, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

William Gershan

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-2916

Fax 612-624-0696

Office Address:
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
413 VCRC
401 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
MMC 742 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
8742A (Campus Delivery Code)

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Research Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


After achieving his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Gershan completed pediatric residency training at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine was completed at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Gershan pursued an additional fellowship year of research training in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Washington School of Medicine. Early in his career, Dr. Gershan joined the faculty at Medical College of Wisconsin as well as became Director of Pediatric Pulmonology at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. For over two decades he held multiple leadership roles in Wisconsin to include medical direction, fellowship direction, and division direction. Dr. Gershan joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in June, 2014 after spending four years as the Division Chief for Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah.

Dr. Gershan is the Division Director in Pediatric Pulmonology. In addition to his teaching and clinical activities, he will provide the division leadership to include overseeing the clinical, research, and teaching aspects of the division, fostering the development of junior faculty, and engaging in Department leadership activities.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2020, 2021)
  • Honoring Those Who Dare to Care Award, University of Utah College of Nursing and Primary Care-DNP Program (2013) 
  • M Magazine - Top Doctors in Milwaukee, WI (2010)
  • Consumers' Checkbook Magazine - Consumers' Guide to Top Doctors (2009)
  • The Business Journal - "Southeastern Wisconsin's Best Doctors" (2007)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pulmonology



View Dr. Gershan's talk on What's New in Pediatric Asthma?