Robert Vassallo, M.D.

  1. Pulmonologist
  2. Internist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota


  1. Interstitial lung disease
  • Biology of lung dendritic cells and effect of cigarette smoke on dendritic cell presentation of tumor and exogenous antigens in the lung
  • Cigarette smoking related interstitial lung disease
  • Recognition and initiation of inflammatory cytokine release by macrophages in response to the beta-glucan component of the Pneumocystis carinii cell wall
  1. 2001
    Fellow - Clinician-Investigator Program. Mentor: Andrew H Limper, MDDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1998
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1995
    Internship - Internal MedicineSt. Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
  4. 1994
    Internship - GeriatricsSt. Vincent de Paule Hospital, Malta
  5. 1994
    Internship - Rotating InternshipSt. Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta
  6. 1992
    MDUniversity of Malta


  1. 2001
    Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2012
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine


Research activities

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