BiographyDr. Kelleher is a Pediatric General and Thoracic surgeon. Her clinical interests include lung disease and development, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, fetal care, adolescent bariatric surgery and pediatric cancer. She uses minimally invasivessurgical techniques when ever appropriate.
ResearchDr. Kelleher's laboratory studies late lung development, called alveolarization, that is delayed or impaired in many newborn lung diseases. She has developed a novel method to study the process of aleolar development that can be used to investigate new therapies that may improve lung development or regeneration in newborns and adults.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric surgeon and new mother Cassandra Kelleher, MD, answers our questions.
Dr. Kelleher's laboratory has created a mouse lung culture model to study how alveoli form and is using the model to identify therapies that may help newborns with lung diseases.