Medical School
Universidad Santiago De Compostela (1977)
Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona Facultad de Medi (1981), Pediatrics
University of California at San Francisco (1985), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • airway smooth muscle
  • autonomic nervous system
  • neurogenic inflammation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Bone marrow transplantation reveals an essential synergy between neuronal and hemopoietic cell neurokinin production in pulmonary inflammation.
Chavolla-Calderón M, Bayer MK, Fontán JJ J. Clin. Invest. 2003 Apr 111 7 973-80
On lung nerves and neurogenic injury.
Pérez Fontan JJ Ann. Med. 2002 34 4 226-40
Labeling of vagal motoneurons and central afferents after injection of cholera toxin B into the airway lumen.
Pérez Fontán JJ, Velloff CR Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol. 2001 Jan 280 1 L152-64
Bilateral distribution of vagal motor and sensory nerve fibers in the rat's lungs and airways.
Fontán JJ, Diec CT, Velloff CR Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2000 Aug 279 2 R713-28
Substance P and neurokinin-1 receptor expression by intrinsic airway neurons in the rat.
Fontán JJ, Cortright DN, Krause JE, Velloff CR, Karpitskyi VV, Carver TW, Shapiro SD, Mora BN Am. J. Physiol. Lung Cell Mol. Physiol. 2000 Feb 278 2 L344-55

Honors & Awards

  • Alumni Endowed Professor of Pediatrics
    Washington University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Teaching Award
    Yale University School of Medicine (1992)
  • San Nicolas Prize, Royal National Academy of Medicine, Spain
    Scholastic achievement in Medicine (1978)
  • Summa cum Laude, First in 1977 graduating class
    Medical School Graduation (1977)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Pediatric Society
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society for Pediatric Research