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

University of Louisville Health Care Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202
502-852-5841 - Academic Office
502-813-6500 - Patient Appointments


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

  • 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. 2013 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24287026.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perez RL, Kimani AP, King TE Jr, Aguayo SM, Roman J; Emory Interstitial Lung Disease Center. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid D dimer levels are higher and more prevalent in black patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Respiration. 2007;74(3):297-303. Epub 2006 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 16534178.
  • Perez RL. Interstitial lung disease: causes, treatment, and prevention. Ethn Dis. 2005 Spring;15(2 Suppl 2):S45-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 15822838.
  • Perez RL, Rivera-Marrero CA, Roman J. Pulmonary granulomatous inflammation: From sarcoidosis to tuberculosis. Semin Respir Infect. 2003 Mar;18(1):23-32. Review. PubMed PMID: 12652451.