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Department and Faculty

The Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic is a highly integrated, collaborative department of physicians. Virtually all subspecialties of medicine are represented among our department's faculty members, many of whom are international leaders in their respective fields.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine is regularly recognized as one of the premier divisions of its kind in the United States and is responsible for many innovations and advancements in the care of patients with respiratory diseases.


The current pulmonary procedural group consists of six board-certified interventional pulmonologists, two additional advanced endoscopists, three additional pleural disease experts, and one dual-appointment thoracic surgeon.

The Mayo Clinic has a long history of interventional pulmonary practice dating to the 1950's, and current faculty members include past-presidents and board members of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, committee chairs and executive committee members of the World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology and committee chairs and committee members of the American College of Chest Physicians.

The Mayo pulmonary procedural group also benefits from a very strong collegial relationship with the Mayo divisions of thoracic surgery and interventional radiology. Fellows can expect to work very closely with members of these groups during their training. Current fellowship faculty members include:

  • John Mullon, M.D.
  • Eric Edell, M.D.
  • David Midthun, M.D.
  • Darlene Nelson, M.D.
  • Ryan Kern, M.D.
  • James Utz, M.D.
  • Craig Daniels, M.D.
  • Dante Schiavo, M.D.
  • Alice Gallo de Morales, M.D.
  • Cassandra Batzlaff, M.D.
  • Tobias Peikert, M.D.
  • Janani Reisenauer, M.D.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, as well as to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.


The interventional pulmonology facilities at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, are state of the art and include two complex procedure suites and two minor procedure rooms. Our operative suite at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, was completely remodeled in 2015 and is fully equipped for general anesthesia to facilitate complex airway therapies.