Marilyn Glassberg, M.D.

Marilyn Glassberg, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair, Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Marilyn Glassberg, MD, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She is board-certified in pulmonary medicine and is an internationally recognized expert in interstitial and rare lung diseases. After completing her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College and initial research training with Drs. Judah Folkman and Bruce Zetter at Harvard Medical School, she completed her medical degree and postgraduate training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Glassberg worked as the division chief of pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine; the vice-chair for diversity and inclusion, as well as senior director of clinical research and strategy and growth for the department of internal medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix & Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Glassberg has spearheaded “bench to bedside” medicine by conducting National Institutes of Health (NIH), industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), pulmonary hypertension and lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Dr. Glassberg runs a basic science research lab in collaboration with Dr. Sharon Elliot, professor of surgery, where they have completed and published seminal studies on the mechanisms of cell-based therapy in fibrotic lung diseases. Her team conducted the first in man Phase One clinical trial of intravenous infusion of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in patients with IPF.

A sought-after presenter at national and international conferences, Dr. Glassberg has participated in and presented at the Vatican’s global conferences focusing on healthcare initiatives. She has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers and 20 book chapters. She is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

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