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The research and clinical interests of Robert Vassallo, M.D., focus on the mechanisms by which cigarette smoke and inflammation cause airway and parenchymal lung diseases.
Specifically, Dr. Vassallo's research is focused on understanding how the airways and lung parenchyma become scarred and remodeled in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and certain interstitial lung diseases.
More than a billion people smoke worldwide, and an even greater number of individuals are continually exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke. Understanding specific mechanisms by which cigarette smoke and secondhand smoke cause airway and interstitial lung diseases provides an opportunity to develop new therapies for tobacco-related diseases.
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