The Fibrosis Institute (TFI)

It is a website dedicated to promoting the study of molecular and physiological processes that
take part in the development of organ fibrosis and its associated complications.
The Fibrosis Institute aims to provide a space for scientific research findings that can lead to
advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of organ fibrosis while promoting
education and mentorship within a community of researchers, patients, and caregivers around
the world.

Mission

The Fibrosis institute offers an online environment with up-to-date evidence-based information
regarding the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic, and therapeutic advances of
tissue fibrosis. It is aimed to increase awareness and understanding of this condition among
patients, caregivers, health care workers, and investigators around the world.

Vision

The fibrosis institute aims to gather relevant research contributions in organ fibrosis while
promoting the discussion of future developments to improve the care of those affected by
organ fibrosis.

History

The Fibrosis Institute is born from the commitment of building a community of researchers,
healthcare workers, patients, and caregivers with interest in tissue fibrosis. The main goal
within this community is to educate and promote research collaborations that can lead to
potential preventative and therapeutic advances.


The initial idea belongs to Dr. Mary Salvatore, a thoracic radiologist, and Associate Professor at
Columbia University, who has dedicated most of her career to study pulmonary fibrosis. Her
research has been important to perform earlier and more accurate diagnosis of pulmonary
fibrosis using diverse imaging techniques and assessments.


Dr. Salvatore has been increasingly motivated to understand how tissue fibrosis begins and
progresses in other organs besides the lungs, as well as its potential implication in
carcinogenesis. She is committed to build a community of researchers, healthcare workers,

patients, and caregivers with interest in tissue fibrosis aiming to promote education and
research collaborations that can lead to potential preventative and therapeutic advances.

To learn more about Dr. Salvatore’s research,
please visit https://www.columbiaradiology.org/research-labs/salvatore-lab