Geovanny Perez MD

Geovanny Perez

Geovanny Perez
MD

Clinical Associate Professor and Division Chief, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Pulmonology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0110
Fax: (716) 323-0296
gperez9@buffalo.edu


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This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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Education and Training:

  • MS, Clinical and Translational Research, George Washington University (2018)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, George Washington University/Children’s National Medical Center (2014)
  • Residency, Medical Residency, Department of Pediatrics, Miami Children's Hospital (2011)
  • Residency, Pediatric Oncology, Hospital SOLCA (2008)
  • MD, Medicine, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Summa Cum Laude (2004)

Employment:

  • Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics, UBMD (2020-present)
  • COVID-19 Clinical Management Leadership Member, UBMD, Kaleida Health System, UB School of Medicine (2020-present)
  • Director of the Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Technology Dependent Programs, Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2020-present)
  • Medical Director, Lung Center, Pediatrics, Oishei Children’s Hospital (2020-present)
  • Attending Physician, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2019-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Antimicrobial Subcommittee, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center (2017–2020)
  • Co-director Complex BPD Program, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center (2017–2019)
  • Pediatric Surgery Verification Program Liaison, Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center (2017–2019)
  • Co-director of Severe Asthma Program, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center (2016–2019)
  • Grand Rounds Improvement Committee, Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center (2015–2019)
  • Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation, Committee of Excellence, Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center (2015–2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Genomics and Precision Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine (2014–2019)
  • Adjunct Instructor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2012–2014)
  • Rural Physician, Ecuador Health Ministry, Yaruqui Hospital (2004–2005)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Richard Sarkin, MD—Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter, Inductee (2022)
  • Pediatric Pulmonologist Top Doctors (2020)
  • International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology: Young Investigator Award (2016)
  • American Thoracic Society International Conference: Abstract Scholarship Award (2015)
  • American Federation of Medical Research Eastern Regional Meeting: Poster Award Moderator (2015)
  • 10th Annual Respiratory Disease Young Investigators’ Forum: Finalist/Certificate of Honor (2014)
  • International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology: Young Investigator Award (2014)
  • American Thoracic Society International Conference: Minority Trainee Development Scholarship Award (2014)
  • American Federation of Medical Research Eastern Regional Meeting: Henry Christian Award (2014)
  • American Federation of Medical Research Eastern Regional Meeting: Eastern Region Scholar Award (2014)
  • American Federation of Medical Research Eastern Regional Meeting: Eastern Region Scholar Award (2013)
  • Miami Children's Hospital: Emergency Medicine Award (2009)
  • Magna Cum Laude (2004)

Research Expertise:

  • Airway epithelial immunity
  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilation: Management of children's with complex respiratory disorders that require invasive (CPAP/BPAP) or invasive ventilator support
  • Neuromuscular Disorders: Management of children with Neuromuscular Disorders.
  • Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD): Inpatient and outpatient management of infants/children with severe chronic lung disease of prematurity.
  • Translational Research: My expertise are on the egulatory mechanisms of innate airway epithelial immunity in infants during viral respiratory infections using nasal and bronchial airway epithelial cells (AEC) isolated from young children. I also have experience working on clinical and preclinical phenotyping of viral respiratory infections and have participated in several research projects in the area. Using a translational approach in the VIRAL project I have identified that infants exhibit a Th2-biased airway immune responses against rhinovirus and and paramixoviruses such as RSV and human metapneumovirus. We have also found that the epithelial-derived cytokine thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) plays a key role in mediating Th2 responses during early life rhinovirus infection

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • October 2018–December 2019
    Quantitative Proteomic Identification of Defective Innate Immune Secretory Responses to P. Aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Bronchial Epithelium
    Gilead Sciencis, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $88,142
  • January 2015–January 2017
    SRP-4045 and SRP-4053 in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy a 48-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of SRP-4045 and SRP-4053 in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • June 2014–November 2016
    A Phase 3 Efficacy and Safety Study of Ataluren (PTC124®) in Patients with Nonsense Mutation Cystic Fibrosis
    PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • December 2012–December 2014
    Microbiome Characterization in Pediatric Respiratory Disorders
    Parson’s Family Foundation Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000
  • October 2014–November 2014
    Flexible Bronchoscopy Atlas of Normal and Abnormal Pediatric Airways to be Used as Training Model
    Board of Visitors
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $4,000
  • June 2018
    Respiratory CPG Development
    Hunter‘s Hope Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000
  • July 2017
    ASPIRO A Phase 1/2, Randomized, Open-Label, Ascending-Dose, Delayed-Treatment Concurrent Control Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of AT132, an AAV8-Delivered Gene Therapy in X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM) Patient
    Audentes Therapeutics
    Role: Contributor
  • October 2016
    A Prospective, Non Interventional Clinical Assessment Study in X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM) Subjects Aged 3 Years and Younger
    Audentes Therapeutics
    Role: Contributor

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Perez G, Koumbourlis A. (2015) In: "Pulmonary Function Test in the Intensive Care Unit". Nova Science Publishers

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Chest Physicians (2017–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Pulmonology: Fellow (2014–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2011–present)
  • American Federation of Medical Research (2011–present)
  • American Thoracic Society (2011–present)
  • European Respiratory Society (2011–present)
  • Faculty of 1000 (2011–present)

Presentations:

  • "Asthma Updates" Buffalo Pediatric Society (2022)
  • "Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review" Pediatric Residency Lecture Series (2022)
  • "Latinx in Healthcare, The Need for Latinx Diversity and Representation in Health Care" (2021)
  • "Abordaje del recien nacido con hipoxia" XXI Congreso Internacional De Pediatría De La SEPP 2021 (2021)
  • "Asthma" the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Western New York Chapter, annual conference (2021)
  • "Residents Respiratory Day" Pediatric Residency Lecture Series (2021)
  • "Pediatric Asthma Management Guidelines Focused 2020 Updates" Mini Grand Rounds; Oishei Children's Hospital (2021)
  • "Pulmonary Care in Patients with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy" KSSK CMD Chats: A Pulmonary Guide Web Series; Cure CMD (2021)
  • "Cuidados en los ninos con enfermedad neuromuscular" I Simposio Enfermedad Neuromuscular en niños, Fundacion HOMI (2020)
  • "Chronic Respiratory Failure" Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review Course; American College of Chest Physicians (2020)
  • "Invasive Ventilation; tracheostomy" American College of Chest Physicians Pulmonary Board Review (2020)
  • "Restrictive Lung Disease" American College of Chest Physicians Pulmonary Board Review (2020)
  • "Restrictive Lung Disease" Pediatric Pulmonary Board Review Course; American College of Chest Physicians (2020)
  • "Bronchiolitis" Pediatric Residents Lecture Series (2020)
  • "Mechanisms of Hypoxemia and Hypoventilation in Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure" International Conference; American Thoracic Society; Management of Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure Syndromes: Nippv for Day, Night and the Soccer Field (2019)
  • "Care of the Neuromuscular Patient and Care of the Patient with Severe BPD" Respiratorias Meeting; Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Tisiologia y Enfermedades (2019)
  • "Factors Associated with Extubation Failure in Pediatric Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders: A Retrospective Study" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2019)
  • "Current Concepts on Prematurity" Pediatric Talk; HCAM Hospital (2018)
  • "Chronic Respiratory Failure (Noninvasive and Invasive Ventilation Tracheostomy)" Pulmonary Board Review; American College of Chest Physicians (2018)
  • "Restrictive Lung Disease" Pulmonary Board Review; American College of Chest Physicians (2018)
  • "Choosing Ventilatory Support for Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders" International Conference; American Thoracic Society (2017)
  • "Airway Molecular Phenotyping in Prematurity Identifies Intrinsic Secretory Signatures Linked to Th2 Inflammation and Airway Remodeling" International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology; CIPP (2016)
  • "Cystic Fibrosis Review for Parents" Cystic Fibrosis Symposium; Children’s National Medical Center/Hospital Carlos Andrade de Marin/Hospital Eugenio Espejo (2012)
  • "Complications of Nissen Fundoplication after Gastrostomy Tube Placement in CF Patients" North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Pediatric Fellow Session (2011)
  • "Respiratory Care of Children with Neuromuscular Disease" I Symposium on Neuromuscular Disease in Children; HOMI Hospital de la Misericordia Foundation
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Service Activities:

  • Interviewer of residency candidates for the Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Interviewer (2021–present)
  • Department of Pediatrics Medical Study Small group faculty member, meet with rotating 3rd and 4th year medical students to discuss their pediatric clinical rotation, teach and provide feedback; Facilitator (2020–present)
  • Responsible for the Pulmonary Function Test laboratory, as well as inpatient respiratory services. Committee member for the selection of new respiratory equipment; Medical Director Pulmonary, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Medical Student Supervisor, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Medical student supervisor (2020–present)
  • Lung Journal; Reviewer (2019–present)
  • Audentes Pharmaceuticals; Advisory Board (2018–present)
  • Journal of Pediatrics; Reviewer (2018–present)
  • Interviewer of residency candidates for the Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2017–present)
  • Children's National Medical Center: Pediatric Surgery Verification Program Liaison (2017–2019)
  • Children's National Medical Center: Antimicrobial Subcommittee; Committee Member (2017–2019)
  • American Thoracic Society International Conference: Pediatric Asthma Mini Symposium; Co-Chair (2017)
  • Cure CMD: Pulmonary Guidelines Committee; Committee Member (2017)
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals; Advisory Board (2017–present)
  • Hunter’s Hope Foundation: Pulmonary Guidelines for Patients with Leukodystrophies Committee Leader (2016–present)
  • Journal of Respiratory Medicine and Lung Disease Editorial Team Member (2016–present)
  • Metropolitan District of Columbia Thoracic Society; Board Member (2016–present)
  • Children's National Medical Center: Grand Rounds Improvement Committee; Committee Member (2015–2019)
  • Children's National Medical Center: Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation Committee of Excellence; Committee Member (2015–2019)
  • Experimental Lung Research Journal; Reviewer (2015–present)
  • American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Reviewer (2015–present)
  • Medical Student Clerkship. Topic: pneumonia. The George Washington University. Washington, DC; Instructor (2014–2019)
  • Children's National Medical Center: Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program Supervisor (2014–2019)
  • Children's National Medical Center: Pediatric Residency Program Supervisor (2014–2019)
  • Global Tracheostomy Consortium: Data Base Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • American Thoracic Society: Pediatrics International Relations Working Group; Member (2014–present)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology; Reviewer (2014–present)
  • American Thoracic Society: Assembly on Pediatrics; Member (2013–present)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0110
Fax: (716) 323-0296
gperez9@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

View this physician on UBMD