Yanerys Colon Cortes

Yanerys Colon Cortes, MD,FAAP

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Pediatrics

Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center, Pediatric Pulmonology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Cir
5th Floor
Tampa FL 33606

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Academic Phone:(813) 259-8700


  • Subspecialty, Pediatric Pulmonary, Universitiy of Florida, 2017
  • MD, Medicine, Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara*, 2007

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Environmental & Global Health
  • Pulmonary Physiology

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Gene Therapy
  • Restored Chanel for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Physiology of airway epithelium
  • Respiratory Mechanics
  • Bio-engineering of Optimal AAV Based Vectors for Effective Gene Therapy for Bronchial Epithelium
  • Safety & Efficacy of Solution For Inhalation in Patients with lung diseases
  • Dual AAV6 Vector Delivery of Full-Length CFTR Gene to Restored Chanel Function in Primary Human AEC


  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (license, 2017 - Present)
  • American Thoracic Society (membership, 2014 - Present)
  • American European Society (membership, 2014 - Present)
  • The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease of Spain (M.D., 2014 - Present)
  • American College of Chest Physician (membership, 2014 - Present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (membership, 2011 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Gregg Duncan, Namho Yanerys Colón Corté, Jason Rodriguez, Marina Mazur, Susan Birket, Steven Rowe, Natalie West, Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, Richard Bouchard, Justin Hanes, George Aslanidi, Jung Soo Suk An Adeno Associated Viral Vectors Capable of Penetrating the Mucus Barrier to Inhaled. Molecular Therapy Methods & Clinical Development. 9(1) : 296-304, 2018.
  • Sayroo R, Nolasco D, Yin Z, Colon-Cortes Y, Pandya M, Ling C, Aslanidi G. Development of novel AAV serotype 6 based vectors with selective tropism for human cancer cells. Gene therapy. 23(1) : 18-25, 2016.


  • Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Pulmonology - 2018)