Medical School

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Department of Medicine

Christine Wendt, MD

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Academic Title

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical Title

Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician; Director, Endoscopy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


  • Lung Disease (Pulmonology)


  • Veterans Administration Hospital


Medical School
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota (Internal Medicine)
University of Minnesota (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Mailing Address

Minneapolis VA Health Care System
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Bio Statement

My major clinical focus has been on advanced therapies for emphysema. I am the Co-Director of the Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Program and I am currently participating on the NIH COPD Clinical Research Network. The University of Minnesota has been designated the clinical coordinating center for this network.

  • Blumenthal MN, Zhong W, Miller M, Wendt C, Connett JE, Pei D. Serum etalloproteinase leukolysin (MMP-25/MT-6): a potential metabolic marker for atopy-associated inflammation. Clin Exp Allergy. 2010 Jun;40(6):859-66 . Epub 2010 Mar 12
  • Zhang Y, Nelsestuen GL, Wendt CH, Hertz MI, Wu B. Early detection of lung transplant chronic rejection using regression model and BALF MALDI-TOF protein profiles. 2008, Submitted to Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.
  • D'Armiento JM, Scharf SM, Roth MD, Connett JE, Ghio A, Sternberg D, Goldin JG, Louis TA, Mao JT, O'Connor GT, Ramsdell JW, Ries AL, Schluger NW, Sciurba FC, Skeans MA, Voelker H, Walter RE, Wendt CH, Weinmann GG, Wise RA, Foronjy RF. Eosinophil and T cell markers predict functional decline in COPD patients. Respir Res. 2009;10:113. PMCID: PMC2785783
  • Hecht A, Ma S, Porszasz J, Casaburi R; COPD Clinical Research Network (inc. C Wendt). Methodology for using long-term accelerometry monitoring to describe daily activity patterns in COPD. COPD. 2009; 6(2):121-9.
  • Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Tram KV, Price AP, Wendt CH, Blazar BR. A new murine model for bronchiolitis obliterans post-bone marrow transplant. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176(7):713-23.
  • Lei J, Wendt CH, Mariash CN, Ingbar DH. Developmental acquisition of T3-sensitive Na-K-ATPase stimulation by rat alveolar epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2007; 292(1):L6-14.
  • Roth M, Connett J, et al Feasibility of retinoids for the treatment of emphysema (FORTE) study. Chest 2006; 130(5):1334-45.
  • Zhang Y, Wroblewski M, Hertz MI, Wendt CH, Cervenka TM, Nelsestuen GL. Analysis of chronic lung transplant rejection by MALDI-TOF profiles of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Proteomics. 2006:6:1001-1010.
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