Dr. Fernando J. Martinez is 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.  He received a Masters in Biostatistics and Clinical Study Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Professor Martinez’s main research interests include the biological underpinnings and therapeutic approaches to interstitial lung diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  (COPD). He is a member of numerous societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, and the American College of Chest Physicians. Previously, he was a member of the American Thoracic Society Committees which generated guidelines for the management of COPD, respiratory infections, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.  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.  He serves as a deputy editor for the latter.