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Septimiu Murgu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Septimiu Murgu, MD, provides care for patients with lung cancer, central airway disorders, including tracheomalacia (softening of the trachea), excessive dynamic airway collapse and tracheal stenosis. He specializes in interventional pulmonology, using minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat problems of the respiratory system.

In his research, Dr. Murgu uses novel imaging technology to better understand airflow dynamics and the scientific characteristics of malignant and benign pulmonary diseases. Through this research, he hopes to improve treatment and follow up protocols for patients with central airway disorders, including lung cancer.

Dr. Murgu has published numerous original scientific articles and authored a textbook on bronchoscopy. An accomplished teacher and speaker, he contributes to development and implementation of a new curriculum for bronchoscopy-related education, and is frequently invited to present his work at national and international conferences.

In addition, Dr. Murgu has been named one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine

Medical School

University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Carol Davila University)


Saint Francis Hospital (University of Illinois), Evanston, IL


University of California, Irvine


American Association for Bronchology
American College of Chest Physicians
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Society of Critical Care Medicine
World Association for Bronchology

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-0737

Office Fax

(773) 702-6500

Office Postal Address

Septimiu Murgu, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6076
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Murgu's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.