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Fernando Martinez, MD


Fernando Martinez, MD is currently Swift-McNear Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Arizona Respiratory Center at University of Arizona.  He is on the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and is also a member of the Steering Committee, International Study on Asthma & Allergy in Childhood (ISAAC), Editorial Board for Thorax & Pediatric Pulmonology, member of the Special Emphasis Panel on Asthma which published the National Guidelines for the treatment of asthma (National Institute of Health).  To date, he has approximately 14 publications in scholarly books and monographs and 85 refereed journal articles, 40 abstracts presented at National and International meetings and reviews 11 medical journals.  His major research interests are:  natural history of childhood asthma, genetic epidemiology of asthma and asthma-related conditions, early development of the immune system as a risk factor for the development of asthma and natural history of allergic diseases in early life.



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