Fernando J Martinez, M.D., M.S.

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Locations and Appointments

Insurances Accepted

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

*Indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • HMO
  • Medicare
  • PPO
  • CHP
  • Blue Access
  • Blue Connection
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Mediblue (Senior)
  • PPO
  • CBP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Metro/Core/Charter
  • Community Plan
  • Medicare
  • HMO
  • Medicare
Personal Statement

As Chief of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division, my goal is to be a productive part of an already great team of clinical faculty and staff. Together this division will thrive to be at an even better level of excellence that ensures exceptional patient care expected to make an impactful mark on this fine institution.

Biographical Info

Prior to becoming Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, I 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. So I've honed in on pulmonary and critical medicine throughout my career.

My research interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, and lung volume reduction. Being a member of numerous societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Fleischner Society has been very rewarding as it gives me a broader wealth of knowledge in medicine and research. Previously, I was a member of the American Thoracic Society Committees which generated guidelines for the management of COPD, respiratory infections, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and am the former chair of the Clinical Problems Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. I'm also a member of the GOLD Science Committee and sit on a number of editorial boards, including the Journal of COPD and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. I presently serve as a deputy editor for the latter.

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)
Clinical Expertise
Interstitial Lung Disease
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory Infection
  • M.S.
    University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • M.D.
    University of Florida College of Medicine
  • B.S.
    University of Florida
  • Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Professor of Genetic Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine | Dr. Fernando Martinez

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Chiesi Pharmaceuticals
Novartis Pharma AG
Promedior, Inc.
Sanofi US
Professional Services: 
Biogen, Inc.
Medtronic, Inc.
UpToDate, Inc.
Advisory/Scientific Board Member: 
AstraZeneca AB
Medscape, LLC
Other Interest: 
F. Hoffman La-Roche Ltd
Nitto Denko