Mark R. Schleiss, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Mark R. Schleiss

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-9913

Fax 612-624-8927

Office Address:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Room 3-214 MTRF
2001 6th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
2001 6th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, Oregon Health Services University School of Medicine, Portland, OR

Residency in Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children's Hospital Medical Center - University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Fellowship in Molecular Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA


Mark R. Schleiss, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Schleiss received his MD degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. He completed his residency at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, and his Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital/Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He also completed a fellowship in Molecular Medicine studying cytomegalovirus (CMV) molecular genetics at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. 

His work in basic, translational and clinical research related to CMV infection is described at

Awards & Recognition

  • National CMV Foundation Professional Impact Award, CMV Public Health and Policy Conference (2022)
  • UMMC Clinical Research & Innovation Award (2021)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Advocacy Award, National CMV Foundation (2021)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2020-2022)




Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Vaccines; Vaccine Advocacy; Antimicrobials and Antivirals; Clinical Virology; Maternal-Fetal Infections