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Matthew J. Thoendel, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Infectious Disease Specialist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Matthew J. Thoendel M.D., Ph.D., is an infectious disease specialist with special interests in multiple aspects of infectious diseases. These include:

  • Infections in immunocompromised individuals due to hematological malignancies and treatments
  • Infections in individuals who have undergone hematological stem cell transplants
  • Cardiovascular infections (e.g. endocarditis, cardiac device infections, and endovascular graft infections)

He also has research interests investigating new techniques (metagenomics shotgun sequencing) to identify pathogens causing these infections.

  1. Endocarditis
  2. General infectious diseases
  3. Infection in the immunocompromised
  1. 2015
    Residency - Internal MedicineMayo Clinic Rochester Internal Medicine Residency
  2. 2015
    ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2012
    MD / PhD - MicrobiologyRoy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  4. 2002
    BS with Distinction - MicrobiologyThe University of Iowa


  1. 2018
    Infectious DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2015
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Teacher of the Year, Infectious Diseases FellowshipInfectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2018
    Infectious Diseases Research AwardDivision of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2016
    IDweek 2016 Diagnostics Abstract AwardIDWeek 2016

Professional memberships

  1. 2016 - present
    MemberInfectious Disease Research Committee
  2. 2015 - present
    MemberInfectious Diseases Society of America
  3. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  4. 2012 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Microbiology