Dr. Marilyn Glassberg Csete is a professor of medicine, surgery, and pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a leading expert in rare lung diseases. Born at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Glassberg returned to Miami to pursue her medical education after completing her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College and her research training under Drs. Bruce Zetter and Judah Folkman at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Glassberg studies and treats interstitial lung disease – ailments in which air sacs thicken and limit gas exchange –most notably pulmonary fibrosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare disease affecting young women. She was awarded the National Library of Medicine Award in 2003 for her achievements. As a result of Dr. Glassberg’s dedication to patient care and research, in 2010, the University of Miami Health System–UHealth was selected to be one of only 15 sites in the country to open a clinic for patients with LAM. Most recently, she was awarded the Dines Named Visiting Professorship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for her seminal studies in cell–based therapies in chronic lung disease.