Rafael L. Perez , M.D.

Rafael L. Perez , M.D.

Rafael L. Perez , M.D.

Rafael L. Perez , M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Vice Chair, VAMC Affairs
  • Chief of Medicine, Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center

VA Medical Center
800 Zorn Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-287-4000 - VAMC


Clinical Expertise
Interstitial Lung Disease; Sarcoidosis; Pulmonary Fibrosis; Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Lung Mass/Adenopathy

 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Tennessee
  • Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Emory University

 

Recent Publications

    • El-Kersh K, Fraig M, Cavallazzi R, Saad M, Perez RL. Pulmonary necrobiotic nodules in Crohn's disease: a rare extra-intestinal manifestation. Respir Care. 2014 Dec;59(12):e190-2. doi: 10.4187/respcare.03176. Epub 2014 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 25233391.
    • El-Kersh K, Yasin M, Cavallazzi R, Perez RL. Mounier-Kuhn syndrome. Imaging and bronchoscopic findings. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul 1;190(1):e2-3. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201307-1306IM. PubMed PMID: 24983230.
    • Scott MJ, Alhariri BC, Farghaly H, Perez R, Arnold FW. Castleman's disease and primary effusion lymphoma in a HIV-positive patient. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 May;25(6):455-7. doi: 10.1177/0956462413512805. Epub 2013 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 24287026.
    • El-Kersh K, Perez RL, Gauhar U. A 63-year-old man with a chronic cough and an endobronchial lesion. Diagnosis: Endobronchial hamartoma. Chest. 2014 Apr;145(4):919-22. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-1965. PubMed PMID: 24687714.
    • Smith JS, Gorbett D, Mueller J, Perez R, Daniels CJ. Pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a dastardly duo. Am J Med Sci. 2013 Sep;346(3):221-5. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31827871dc. Review. PubMed PMID: 23313949.
    • El-Kersh K, Perez RL, Guardiola J. Pulmonary IgG4+ Rosai-Dorfman disease. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Apr 10;2013. pii: bcr2012008324. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008324. PubMed PMID: 23580672.
    • El-Kersh K, Perez RL, Smith JS, Fraig M. Smoking-related interstitial fibrosis (SRIF) and pulmonary hypertension. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Mar 11;2013. pii: bcr2013008970. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-008970. PubMed PMID: 23483063; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3618800.
    • Rawasia WF, Chaddha U, El-Kersh K, Perez RL. Dyspnoea and the ovaries: a rare presentation of Krukenberg tumour. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Feb 1;2013. pii: bcr2012008302. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008302. PubMed PMID: 23378553; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3604473.
    • Fioret D, Perez RL, Roman J. Management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;341(6):450-3. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31821fbdbc. PubMed PMID: 21613933.
    • Fioret D, Perez RL, Perez T, Roman J. A case of progressive lung fibrosis. Am J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;341(6):428-30. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31821a9d52. PubMed PMID: 21613928.