Mark R. Schleiss, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Mark R. Schleiss


Office Phone
Office Address

Pediatric Infectious Diseases LRB/MTRF 2873C
2001 6th St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Investigator, Institute for Molecular Virology


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

Licensures and Certifications

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

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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)

Clinical Interests

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