Tereza Martinu is a lung transplant respirologist and clinician-scientist with the Toronto Lung Transplant Program. Dr. Martinu obtained her Medical Degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She subsequently completed training in Internal and then Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University, in North Carolina, USA, before joining the Duke Lung Transplant Program. She recently transitioned to the Toronto program in August of 2014. In her clinical time, Dr. Martinu cares for lung transplant patients and candidates with end-stage lung diseases. Her research studies focus on immunological and cellular mechanisms of chronic lung allograft dysfunction in humans as well as in animal models.
Dr. Martinu’s research focuses on mechanisms of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). CLAD is the main obstacle to long-term survival after lung transplantation and it remains an untreatable and poorly understood condition. Dr. Martinu studies the role of Th17, IL-17, and other related cells and molecules, as well as epithelial injury in the development of airway and lung parenchymal fibrosis in animal models of lung transplantation. Dr. Martinu also runs several translational human studies that assess CLAD mechanistic pathways in research samples obtained from lung transplant patients. 
Am J Transplant. 2018 Oct 31;:
Martinu T, Oishi H, Juvet SC, Cypel M, Liu M, Berry GJ, Hwang DM, Keshavjee S
Respir Res. 2018 May 25;19(1):102
Levy L, Juvet SC, Boonstra K, Singer LG, Azad S, Joe B, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Martinu T
Clin Transplant. 2018 May 13;:e13281
Halloran K, Aversa M, Tinckam K, Martinu T, Binnie M, Chaparro C, Chow CW, Waddell T, McRae K, Pierre A, de Perrot M, Yasufuku K, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Singer LG
Clin Transplant. 2018 Apr 10;:e13233
Horie M, Salazar P, Saito T, Binnie M, Brock K, Yasufuku K, Azad S, Keshavjee S, Martinu T, Paul N
Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr;39(2):181-198
Koutsokera A, Levy L, Pal P, Orchanian-Cheff A, Martinu T
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 23;:
Saito T, Liu M, Binnie M, Martinu T, Sato M, Keshavjee S
Oncotarget. 2018 Feb 02;9(9):8489-8501
Yoshida M, Oishi H, Martinu T, Hwang DM, Takizawa H, Sugihara J, McKee TD, Bai X, Guana Z, Lua C, Cho HR, Juvet S, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Liu M
Transplantation. 2018 Feb 20;:
Iskender I, Cypel M, Martinu T, Chen M, Sakamoto J, Kim H, Yu K, Lin H, Guan Z, Hashimoto K, Waddell TK, Liu M, Keshavjee S


Assistant Professor – University of Toronto
Adjunct Assistant Professor – Duke University