DepartmentsTransplant CenterPulmonary MedicineSpecialty GroupsLung Transplant ProgramLocationJacksonville, FloridaLanguagesEnglishArabicExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Video Player Dialog Box Close Video Hello. My name is Maher Baz, I am the head of the lung transplant, the division here at Mayo Clinic. My focus and our divisions practice is patients with advanced lung diseases. I decided to become a doctor because I really was inclined toward the sciences growing up. And I really wanted to help people. And I felt that medicine combines the scientific curiosity with helping people. Mayo Clinic's model of care is really a collaboration and consensus. I ask colleagues within my specialty, they might see from a different point of views will bring colleagues from another specialty. I'm sure they'll give us point of view from their specialty. So you can get, can look at a same issue from different angles. Personally, for me, this model gives me a chance to learn, unlearn and relearn as we go forward. And I've been in this field 30 years. I'm very impressed with Mayo Clinic in, in how physicians collaborate to really look at the patient's 360 degrees to make the best decision. And by the institution, the resources they devote toward that goal. In this patient-centric, we have to do what's best for the patients. Show transcript Watch my video Get to know me and my work at Mayo Clinic Open Video Modal Conditions treatedAdvanced lung diseaseCOPDCystic fibrosisHepatopulmonary syndromeInterstitial lung diseasePulmonary fibrosisPulmonary hypertensionPulmonary valve disease Procedures performedBronchoscopyLung transplantPost-transplant long-term carePre-transplant evaluation InterestsLung transplantationAdvanced lung diseases Mayo Clinic locations Jacksonville, Florida Driving Directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education1995Fellowship - Pulmonary and Critical CareDuke University1992Residency - Internal MedicineDuke University1989MDAmerican University of Beirut1985BScAmerican University of BeirutShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications1996Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal MedicineAwards and honors2009Exemplary teacherDepartment of Medicine, University of Florida2008Top DoctorCastle and Connolly Medical Ltd2005Recognized in ·'Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare".Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare2003Exemplary teacher awardUniversity of Florida2001Boehringer-Ingelheim Young Leaders in Pulmonary Medicine AwardBoehringer-Ingelheim Inc.1997Certificate of AppreciationSecond Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc1996Florida Alpha AwardFlorida Alpha Foundation1985Penrose AwardAmerican University of BeirutShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2022 - presentMemberLifequest Organ Procurement Organization/Advisory Board Florida2022 - 2024Membership and Professional Standards Committee member Organ Transplantation Network2022 - 2024Member at LargeOrgan Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) / United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)2020Team Co-LeaderECMO Program, University of Kentucky2019 - presentAbstract ReviewerInfectious disease section, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation2015 - 2021ModeratorUniversity of Kentucky2013MemberUniversity of Florida2007Abstract ReviewerInternational Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation2005 - 2007Alternate RepresentativeOrgan Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) / United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)2005 - 2007Sub-committe - MemberOrgan Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) / United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)2005 - 2007RepresentativeRegion 3, United Network for Organ Sharing2004 - 2013MemberLifequest Advisory Board Florida2004 - 2006MemberOrgan Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) / United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)2001 - 2013MemberUniversity of Florida1998 - 2006ModeratorFlorida Thoracic Organ Working Group1996 - 1997ModeratorUniversity of Florida1996 - 2013ModeratorUniversity of FloridaShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publications Conditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20534598 Doctors & Medical Staff Baz, Maher A. M.D.