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photo Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program


Phone: 412-648-6494

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6494
Fax: 412-648-6495
Administrative Assistant:
Brittany Manning
Phone: 412-648-3098
Fax: 412-383-7113
Education and Training
MS, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2015
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 2000
BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2008
Chief Medical Resident, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2004
Internal Medicine Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2003
Research Interest
Dr. Bon’s academic and research interests focus on the investigation of musculoskeletal comorbidities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Bon’s research has concentrated on the role that inflammation and autoimmunity play in COPD-related bone loss. She has shown that radiographic emphysema independently predicts low bone mineral density in smokers and has identified novel autoimmune responses in smokers that are linked to emphysema-related bone loss.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Bon’s clinical interests are focused on the management and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In her outpatient pulmonary practice, she evaluates patients for lung volume reduction surgery and manages patients with difficult to treat and severe COPD.
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Selected Publications:
Sciurba, F. C., Chandra, D., Bon, J. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in COPD: Lessons in implementing clinically based precision medicine. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016.
Bon, J., Kahloon, R., Zhang, Y., Xue, J., Fuhrman, C. R., Tan, J., Burger, M., Kass, D. J., Csizmadia, E., Otterbein, L., Chandra, D., Bhargava, A., Pilewski, J. M., Roodman, G. D., Sciurba, F.C., Duncan, S. R. Autoreactivity to glucose regulated protein 78 links emphysema and osteoporosis in smokers. PLoS One. 2014.
Bon, J, Liao, S, Tseng, G, Sciurba, FC. Considerations and pitfalls in phenotyping and reclassification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Translational Research. 2013; 162(4): 252-7.
Bon, J. Does radiographic emphysema correlate with low bone mineral density?. Current Opinions in Pulmonary Medicine. 2012; 18(2): 125-30.
Bon, J, Fuhrman, CR, Weissfeld, JL, Duncan, SR, Branch, RA, Chang, CCH, Zhang, Y, Leader, JK, Greenspan, SL, Sciurba, FC. Radiographic emphysema predicts low bone mineral density in a tobacco exposed cohort. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2011; 183(7): 885-90.
Bon, JM, Zhang, Y, Duncan, SR, Pilewski, JM, Zaldonis, D, Zeevi, A, McCurry, KR, Greenspan, SL, Sciurba, FC. Plasma inflammatory mediators associated with bone metabolism in COPD. COPD: The Journal of COPD. 2010; 7(3): 186-91.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: The E3 Ligase Subunit Fbxo3 Regulates Ubiquitin Proteasome Mediated Skeletal Muscle Atrophy In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Chest Foundation
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018
Title: Autoimmunity and Emphysema and Risk of Osteoporosis in Smokers
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL128289
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2021
Title: Network Management Core (NEMO) for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative (PTC)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: U01 HL128594
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2017
Title: Effect of Roflumilast on Systemic Markers of Bone Metabolism and Endothelial Function in Patients with COPD - DAL-IT-08
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Forest Research Institutue
Grant Number: DRUG DAL-IT-08
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2016
Title: The Relationship Between Osteoporosis and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in COPD
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: K23 HL095909
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2015
Title: Personalizing COPD Therapies by Exploring Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Michigan
Grant Number: K23 HL128936
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2017
Title: Biomarkers Predictive of Lung Function in Decline in Physiologically Normal Smokers
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R21 HL129917
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2017
Notable Achievements
Associate Editor - BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 2016
Junior Translational Scholar Award - PACCM, 2015
Young Investigator Award - PACCM, 2015
Top 5% Abstract Award - ERS, 2008
Intern of the Year Award - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2001
Annie Simpson General Medicine Award - Jefferson Medical College, 2000
Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society - Jefferson Medical College, 2000