Troy Lund, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Troy Lund

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2961

Fax 612-626-4074

Office Address:
Pediatric BMT
460G Masonic Cancer Research Building
425 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics BMT
MMC 366 Mayo
8366A (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Center

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Physician

MD, University of Minnesota

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota

PhD, Cancer Biology, University of South Florida - Moffitt Cancer Center

Medical School, University of South Florida School of Medicine


Dr. Lund is interested in the use of blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) primarily for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, inherited metabolic disorders, like Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and Hurler syndrome. His work both in his laboratory and with his patients has created many new approaches to treatment, which will ultimately make transplant safer and more effective.

"Yes, we’re saving lives. But that’s not enough. I want to improve the quality of life for these kids, and that’s where I’m focusing my energy.”

Awards & Recognition

  • Butterfly Award for Outstanding Medical Research, Children’s Cancer REsearch Fund (2014)
  • 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Research by Fellow/Margaret Kendrick Hostetter Award (2007,2009)
  • AAP International Travel Award to establish G6PD testing in Kampala, Uganda (2006)
  • International Medical Education Resource Scholarship to present an abstract at the International Health Medical Education Consortium meeting in Havana, Cuba (2002)
  • Department of Medicine Research Day - Best Medical Student Poster (2002)
  • International Travel Award from China Board of New York - to attend Human Rights and Research - An International Perspective conference in Kunming, China (2001)
  • Medical Research Council Laboratory, The Gambia, West Africa developed a PCR protocol to detect HIV-1/HIV-2 from dried blood spots collected in the field (2001)
  • Spink International Scholarship (2001)
  • International Graduate & Professional Scholarship (2001)
  • Dr. Garth Englund Scholarship MMF Verndon D.E. Scholarship (2000)
  • PhD with "Distinction" (Top 5%) (1996)


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Lund's research focuses improving the outcomes for all patients undergoing blood and marrow transplantation by increasing the speed at which hematopoietic stem cells reconstitute the immune system after transplant. He also works to increase our understanding the pathophysiological processes underlying inherited metabolic diseases, and one area Dr. Lund is exploring is how an autoimmune reaction may trigger the cerebral form of Adrenoleukodystrophy (cALD), the most serious form of ALD. This study represents the largest screening for immune-reactivity in cALD ever performed, and further research could help identify ALD patients with immune-reactivity prior to the onset of cALD.


A Selection of Dr. Lund’s Recent Publications

  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Leukodystrophies: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Musolino PL, Lund TC, Pan J, Escolar ML, Paker AM, Duncan CN, Eichler FS. Neuropediatrics. 2014 Feb 10.
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant for lysosomal storage diseases. Lund TC. Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. 2013 Nov.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid matrix metalloproteinases are elevated in cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy and correlate with MRI severity and neurologic dysfunction. Thibert KA, Raymond GV, Nascene DR, Miller WP, Tolar J, Orchard PJ, Lund TC. PLoS One. 2012
  • Outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy: the largest single-institution cohort report. Miller WP, Rothman SM, Nascene D, Kivisto T, DeFor TE, Ziegler RS, Eisengart J, Leiser K, Raymond G, Lund TC, Tolar J, Orchard PJ. Blood. 2011 Aug 18.

Click here to see a complete list of Dr. Lund’s studies which have been published by academic and research journals.



  • Umbilical cord blood transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Peripheral blood stem cell transplant


Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests

Adrenoleukodystrophy; Bone marrow transplant; Hurler syndrome; Peripheral blood stem cell transplant; Umbilical cord blood transplant

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; University of Minnesota Medical Center




Meet The Team: Troy Lund, M.D., Ph.D., U of M Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Center