“I feel honored to be involved with patients and their families during some of the most difficult moments of their lives. The chance to provide them with answers, medical treatment, and to acknowledge their suffering is a special part of my job.”

Dr. Bourne has always loved physiology and pulmonary critical care as it requires an in-depth understanding of something as basic and fundamental as breathing. He finds it gratifying to help those who have been affected by respiratory diseases find answers and relief.

Dr. Bourne’s favorite part of his job is the ability to connect deeply with another human in their suffering and extend relief, answers, and hope. He says: “Pulmonary and critical care allows you to rapidly make a difference in patients’ lives with an ever-expanding arsenal of medications and procedures to diagnose and treat a variety of difficult diseases.”

Outside of work, Dr. Bourne likes to spend time with his wife and two children, cook, play music, and read. He also enjoys getting outside and backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and river rafting.

Other Activities

Member, American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

Member, American Thoracic Society

Member, European Respiratory Society


Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2019

Residency, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2016

MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2013

BS, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2008


Pulmonary Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

Internal Medicine


Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program Outstanding Teacher Award, Portland, OR, 2021

Allied Health Staff Choice Award, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2019

Bekele Afessa Quality Improvement Award, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2018

Internal Medicine Outstanding Achievement Award, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, 2016

Attitude, Commitment & Excellence Award, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN, 2014, 2016

Office of Medical Education Summer Research Award, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2010

Ziegler Award for Anatomy, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2009


Bourne MH, Kottom TJ, Hebrink DM, Choudhury M, Leof EB, Limper AH. Vardenafil Activity in Lung Fibrosis and In Vitro Synergy with Nintedanib. Cells. 2021, 10, 3502.

Bourne MH, Norton MS, Midthun DE, Mullon JJ, Kern RM, Utz JP, Nelson DR, Edell ES. Utility of Transbronchial Biopsy in the Immunocompromised Host With New Pulmonary Radiographic Abnormalities. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Jun;96(6):1500-1509.

Thompson GE, Bourne MH, Moura MC, Baqir M, Cartin-Ceba R, Makol A, Koster MJ, Warrington KJ, Borah BJ, Specks U. Pleuritis and Pericarditis in Vasculitis Associated With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies. CHEST. 2021 Mar 2;S0012-3693(21)00449-9.

Herberts MB, Bourne MH, Escalante P. 51-Year-Old Man With Fever and Productive Cough. Mayo Clin Proc.2019 Nov;91(11):2308-2313.

Bourne MH Jr, Balakrishnan K, Kern R. A curious bronchoscopic finding in a patient with tracheal submucosal lymphovenous malformation. American Journal Of Respiratory And Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Feb 15;199(4):e26-e27

Chae J, Bourne MH Jr., McCambridge AJ. Inhaler Device Selection and Technique. Best of ATS Video Lecture Series.2018

Bourne MH Jr, Scanlon PD, Schroeder DR, Olson EJ. The sawtooth sign is predictive of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2017 May; 21 (2):469-474

Bourne MH Jr, Fussner LA, Carmona EM. 46-Year-Old Man With Jaundice and Hypoxemia. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Dec; 91 (12):1834-1839

Bourne MH Jr, Sekiguchi H. Two Patients With Hypotension and Respiratory Distress. CHEST. 2016 Feb; 149 (2):e41-e43