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. 
Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 14;:e13277
Herrera S, Khan B, Singer LG, Binnie M, Chaparro C, Chow CW, Martinu T, Tomlinson G, Keshavjee S, Husain S, Tikkanen JM
Transplantation. 2020 Mar 02;:
Levy L, Huszti E, Pal P, Tikkanen J, Ghany R, Keshavjee S, Martinu T, Singer LG
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Feb 20;:
Yeung JC, Machuca TN, Chaparro C, Cypel M, Stephenson AL, Solomon M, Saito T, Binnie M, Chow CW, Grasemann H, Pierre AF, Yasufuku K, de Perrot M, Donahoe LL, Tikkanen J, Martinu T, Waddell TK, Tullis E, Singer LG, Keshavjee S
CMAJ. 2019 Dec 02;191(48):E1321-E1331
Landman ST, Dhaliwal I, Mackenzie CA, Martinu T, Steele A, Bosma KJ
Microbiome. 2019 Oct 29;7(1):141
Schneeberger PHH, Prescod J, Levy L, Hwang D, Martinu T, Coburn B
Transplantation. 2019 Nov;103(11):2264-2274
Martinu T, McManigle WC, Kelly FL, Nelson ME, Sun J, Zhang HL, Kolls JK, Gowdy KM, Palmer SM
Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Oct 09;:
Cypel M, Feld JJ, Galasso M, Pinto Ribeiro RV, Marks N, Kuczynski M, Kumar D, Bahinskaya I, Bagnato VS, Kurachi C, Slutsky AS, Yeung JC, Donahoe L, de Perrot M, Yasufuku K, Pierre A, Binnie M, Chaparro C, Martinu T, Chen M, Tikkanen J, Chow CW, Sidhu A...
JAMA Surg. 2019 Oct 09;:
Divithotawela C, Cypel M, Martinu T, Singer LG, Binnie M, Chow CW, Chaparro C, Waddell TK, de Perrot M, Pierre A, Yasufuku K, Yeung JC, Donahoe L, Keshavjee S, Tikkanen JM
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Sep 10;:
Heliövaara E, Husain S, Martinu T, Singer LG, Cypel M, Humar A, Keshavjee S, Tikkanen J


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