Skip to main content
Update Location

My Location

Update your location to show providers, locations, and services closest to you.

Enter a zip code
Select a campus/region

Amir M Emtiazjoo, MD, MSc

Critical Care Medicine Specialist, Pulmonologist (Lung Specialist)

Photo of Amir M Emtiazjoo

My bio

My name is Amir Emtiazjoo, MD, MSc, and I am an associate professor of medicine in the University of Florida Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, and the medical director of the Lung Transplant Program. My clinical work focuses on lung and heart-lung transplant as well as pulmonary critical care, specifically with interests in acute lung failure and extracorporeal critical care management.

I received my medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed my internal medicine residency at the University of California San Francisco. Then, I completed specialty fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in lung and heart-lung transplant at Stanford Medical Center. In addition, I earned a Master of Science degree in molecular biology from McGill University Division of Experimental Medicine.

I am actively involved in basic science and translational research in lung transplant immunology. I have investigated the role of humoral autoimmunity to collagen V in development of primary graft dysfunction in a pre-clinical model of lung transplantation and later in a multi-center human exploratory study. More recently, my research has been focused on lung allograft tolerance and using innate immune therapeutics to modulate early graft injury. In addition to modulation of innate immune mechanisms, I explored dendritic cell reprogramming in efforts to modulate all immunity.

Board certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Pulmonary Disease

    American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Fellowship - Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant

    Standford University, 2014

  • Fellowship - Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

    Indiana University, 2013

  • Residency - Internal Medicine

    University of California at San Francisco, 2010

  • Internship - Family Medicine

    Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2005

  • Master in Science (MSc)

    McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2004

  • Medical School

    Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 1999

My areas of focus




  • Best case presentation

    The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), 2011

  • Young Investigator Research Grant

    Montreal Centre for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer (MCETC), 2002-2004