Septimiu Murgu, MD

Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology), Critical Care Medicine | More

Professor of Medicine

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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.

Medical Education

  • Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy


  • Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL


  • University of California, Irvine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Association for Bronchology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • World Association for Bronchology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2003

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • Romanian
  • English