DepartmentsPulmonary MedicineLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Share this page via: Facebook Twitter Print Conditions treatedCOPDInterstitial lung disease InterestsBiology of lung dendritic cells and effect of cigarette smoke on dendritic cell presentation of tumor and exogenous antigens in the lungCigarette smoking related interstitial lung diseaseRecognition and initiation of inflammatory cytokine release by macrophages in response to the beta-glucan component of the Pneumocystis carinii cell wall Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2001Fellow - 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 Medicine1998Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine1995Internship - Internal MedicineSt. Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta1994Internship - GeriatricsSt. Vincent de Paule Hospital, Malta1994Internship - Rotating InternshipSt. Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta1992MDUniversity of MaltaShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2012Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine2001Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal MedicineAwards and honors2003Parker B. Francis Fellow in Pulmonary ResearchHarvard School of Public Health2002Cecile Lehman Award for basic science presentation in lung diseasesAmerican College of Chest Physicians International Conference 20022001Henry Christian AwardAmerican Federation for Medical Research2001Young Investigator AwardAmerican Federation for Medical Research2000Burgher Fellow in Pulmonary DiseasesMayo Foundation2000CHEST Foundation Young Investigator AwardAmerican College of Chest Physicians1999Trainee Travel AwardAmerican Federation for Medical Research/ Experimental Biology Meeting, Washington1999Finalist for CHEST Foundation Alfred Soffer Research AwardAmerican College of Chest Physicians International Conference1998Internal Medicine Resident Outstanding Achievement AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration1998Hartz Foundation Young InvestigatorAwarding Organization1998Midwest Trainee Investigator AwardCentral Society for Clinical Research (CSCR) and American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Regional Meetings, ChicagoShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2013Associate Chair for ResearchDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine2013 - presentActive MemberClinician Investigator Training Program2006 - 2020MemberEuropean Respiratory Society2006 - presentMemberProgram in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense2005 - 2020MemberAmerican Histiocytosis Association2004 - 2006MemberMayo Clinical Ethics Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees2004 - presentMemberClinical Immunology and Immunotherapeutics Program2001 - 2020FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians2001 - 2020MemberAmerican Medical Association2001 - 2004CouncilorMid-Western Chapter, American Federation for Medical Research2001 - presentMemberResearch Review Committee, Thoracic Diseases Research Unit, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine2001 - presentMemberPulmonary/CC Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees1999 - 2020MemberAmerican Thoracic Society Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration Associate ChairClinical Immunology and Immunotherapeutics Program MemberAmerican College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine MemberFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology MemberMinnesota Medical Association MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical AssociationShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. Conditions treatedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20222495 Doctors & Medical Staff Vassallo, Robert M.D.