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Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS, is the chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Prior to this appointment, he was professor of internal medicine and associate chief for clinical research in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as medical director of its Pulmonary Diagnostic Services and co-medical director of the Lung Transplantation Program. After graduating from the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the Boston University Pulmonary Center.

Professor Martinez’s main research interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, and lung volume reduction. He is a member of numerous societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Fleischner Society. Previously, he was a member of the American Thoracic Society Committees that generated guidelines for the management of COPD, respiratory infections, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and he is the former chair of the Clinical Problems Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. Professor Martinez is a member of the GOLD Science Committee and sits on a number of editorial boards, including for Journal of COPD and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.