Marshall Hertz, MD

Judith H. and John M. Murphy Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Marshall Hertz

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Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 276 (Pulmonary)
MMC 434 (Allergy)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Judith H. and John M. Murphy Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Director, Center for Lung Science and Health

Faculty Advisor, Medical School


University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Pulmonology/Critical Care Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


I was raised in Detroit, Michigan; and attended the University of Michigan for college and medical school. I came to the University of Minnesota in 1978 for my Internal Medicine residency—and have spent my entire adult life here. My professional career has focused on three themes:

  • Caring for patients with lung disease: I have served as medical director of the University of Minnesota lung transplant program since its inception in 1986; since then we have performed more than 1,000 lung transplants.
  • Advancing scientific knowledge related to organ transplant medicine: I have been PI of funded NIH P01 and R01 grants; as well as Co-I on multiple other research projects. I have authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. At present, I am the site-PI for the Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Consortium; and for the CMS-sponsored registry of extracorporeal photopheresis for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation
  • Mentoring and teaching medical students, trainees, and junior faculty members: Currently, I enjoy being a member of our medical school Faculty Advisor program--which has been immensely effective, earning a 95% “approval rating” from our students!

When not working, I enjoy relaxing with my family and friends, exercise, music, and travel.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012, 2015)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)

Professional Associations

  • Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

  • Research


    • Loor G, Radosevich DM, Kelly RF, Cich I, Grabowski TS, Lyon C, Michael Morrow J, Bender EM, Billings J, Hertz M. The University of Minnesota Donor Lung Quality Index: A Consensus-Based Scoring Application Improves Donor Lung Use. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug 1. pii: S0003-4975(16)30374-5. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.044. PubMed PMID: 27492670.
    • Cypel M, Levvey B, Van Raemdonck D, Erasmus M, Dark J, Mason D, Glanville AR, Chambers D, Edwards L, Stehlik J, Hertz M, Whitson BA, Yusen RD, Hopkins P, Snell G, Keshavjee S. Lung transplantation using controlled donation after circulatory death donors: Trials and tribulations. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Jan;35(1):146-7.. PubMed PMID: 26552615.
    • Tsuang WM, Chan KM, Skeans MA, Pyke J, Hertz MI, Israni AJ, Robbins-Callahan L, Visner G, Wang X, Wozniak TC, Valapour M. Broader Geographic Sharing of Pediatric Donor Lungs Improves Pediatric Access to Transplant. Am J Transplant. 2015 Nov 2PubMed PMID: 26523747.
    • Valapour M, Skeans MA, Heubner BM, Smith JM, Hertz MI, Edwards LB, Cherikh WS, Callahan ER, Snyder JJ, Israni AK, Kasiske BL. OPTN/SRTR 2013 Annual Data Report: lung. Am J Transplant. 2015 Jan;15 Suppl 2:1-28. PMID: 25626342.
    • Raza K, Larsen T, Samaratunga N, Price AP, Meyer C, Matson A, Ehrhardt MJ, Fogas S, Tolar J, Hertz MI, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A. MSC therapy attenuates obliterative bronchiolitis after murine bone marrow transplant. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 1;9(10):e109034.
    • Barker AF, Bergeron A, Rom WN, Hertz MI. Obliterative bronchiolitis. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 8;370(19):1820-8.



    Clinics and Surgery Center

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary

    Clinical Interests

    Lung Transplantation Medicine