Medical School Universidad Santiago De Compostela (1977)
Residency Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona Facultad de Medi (1981), Pediatrics
Fellowship 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-Calderon, M., M.K. Bayer, and J.J. Perez Fontan J. Clin. Invest. 2003 111 973-980
Localization of vagal motoneurons and central afferents after application of cholera toxin B-subunit to the airway mucosa
Perez Fontan, J.J. and C.R. Velloff Am. J. Physiol. 2001 280 L152-164
Bilateral distribution of vagal motor and sensory nerve fibers in the rat?s lungs and airways
Perez Fontan, J.J., C.T. Diec, and C.R. Velloff Am. J. Physiol. 2000 279 713-728
Substance P and neurokinin-1 receptor expression by intrinsic airway neurons in the rat
Perez Fontan, J.J., D.N. Cortright, J.E. Krause, C.R. Velloff, V.V. Karpitskyi, T.W. Carver, Jr., S.D. Shapiro, and B.N. Mora Am. J. Physiol. 2000 278 L344-355

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