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.

Lung transplantation is a life-saving procedure for patients with end-stage lung diseases. The goal of my research is to investigate the clinical predictors, biomarkers, and mechanisms of chronic rejection after lung transplantation. I use patient data, patient-derived samples, and animal models to discover new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to improve outcomes for lung transplant recipients.

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