Timothy R. Aksamit
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science
B.S., University of Illinois
M.D., Northwestern University School of Medicine
Dr. Aksamit is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine as well as internal medicine. He currently is an associate professor of medicine and consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
After completion of residency training in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine including a chief residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Dr. Aksamit was in private practice for six years in Madison, Wisconsin prior to joining the Mayo Clinic staff in 1998.
His professional interests are in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. He has previously served as the director of the medical intensive care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for six years.. He has co-authored an international position statement by the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Disease Society of America on the diagnosis and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease, and is a co-founding member of an international nontuberculous consortium, NTM-NET. Dr. Aksamit has assisted in the development and implementation of a collaborative tuberculosis clinic project between Mayo Clinic and the Olmsted County Public Health Department, and has served as the medical director since its inception in 2001. Other positions held include chair of the State of Minnesota Tuberculous Advisory Committee as well as director of the Mayo Mycobacterial and Bronchiectasis Clinic. Dr. Aksamit has participated in the CDC-sponsored Heartland National TB Center in San Antonio, Texas, as a faculty member, advisory committee member, and medical consultant. Collaborative efforts by Dr. Aksamit have resulted in Mayo Clinic’s position as one of the founding members of the national Bronchiectasis Research Registry, and he serves as the chair of the Registry’s advisory committee.