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Steve Abman
Steve Abman
Emmanuel ADDO-YOBO
Emmanuel ADDO-YOBO
Savvas Andronikou
Savvas Andronikou
Eugenio Baraldi
Eugenio Baraldi
Danielle Belgrave
Danielle Belgrave
Klaus Bonnelykke
Klaus Bonnelykke
Andrew Bush
Andrew Bush
Carlo Castellani
Carlo Castellani
Andrew Colin
Andrew Colin
Adnan Custovic
Adnan Custovic
Renato Cutrera
Renato Cutrera
Pierre Goussard
Pierre Goussard
Robert P. Guillerman
Robert P. Guillerman
Eitan Kerem
Eitan Kerem
Indu Khosla
Indu Khosla
Jane Kirkby
Jane Kirkby
Keith Klugman
Keith Klugman
Amir Kugelman
Amir Kugelman
Enrico Lombardi
Enrico Lombardi
Sooky Lum
Sooky Lum
Fernando Martinez
Fernando Martinez
Giovanni Morana
Giovanni Morana
Liam O'Mahony
Liam O'Mahony
Giorgio Piacentini
Giorgio Piacentini
Giovanni Piedimonte
Giovanni Piedimonte
Christian Poets
Christian Poets
Petr Pohunek
Petr Pohunek
Jean-Paul Praud
Jean-Paul Praud
Giovanni Rossi
Giovanni Rossi
Bruce Rubin
Bruce Rubin
Sejal Saglani
Sejal Saglani
Francesca Santamaria
Francesca Santamaria
Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus
Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus
Florian Singer
Florian Singer
Peter Sly
Peter Sly
Manuel Soto-Martínez
Manuel Soto-Martínez
Renato Stein
Renato Stein
Alexander Tuazon
Alexander Tuazon
Mariapia Vila
Mariapia Vila
Tsu Fuh Yeh
Tsu Fuh Yeh
Heather Zar
Heather Zar

Faculty members


Fernando Martinez

Dr. Fernando D. Martinez is a Regents’ Professor and Director of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dr. Martinez is a world-renowned expert, and one of the most highly regarded researchers, in the field of childhood asthma.  His primary research interests are the natural history, genetics, and treatment of childhood asthma.

His groundbreaking research has had an impact on his field in numerous ways, most prominent among them the development of the concept of the early origins of asthma and COPD.  This concept is now widely accepted as the potential basis for the design of new strategies for the prevention of these devastating illnesses affecting millions of children and adults worldwide. In addition, Dr. Martinez has made important contributions to our understanding of the role of gene-environment interactions in the development of asthma and allergies. He has also been the principal investigator of one of the Clinical Centers that are part of the NHLBI Asthma Treatment Networks, which have contributed fundamental new evidence on which to base national guidelines for the treatment of the disease.

Dr. Martinez currently serves on national scientific boards including the NHLBI National Advisory Council and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.  He was a member of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program that was responsible for the development of the Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in 1997 and its first revision in 2001. He also has been a member of the FDA Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee and the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  

Dr. Martinez’s research and vision are well detailed in more than 250 original research papers and editorials, many in collaboration with investigators from all over the world. He is frequently invited to give keynote presentations at national and international meetings.

Fernando Martinez