Shelley Lawrence, M.D.




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City


University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Board Certifications

Neonatology, Pediatrics




Dr. Lawrence completed her Neonatal Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Upon completion of her fellowship in 2004, she accepted a position with Pediatrix Medical Group of Colorado and completed private-practice neonatology for 5 and a half years. She returned to the University of Oklahoma in 2010 to practice academic medicine.

Dr. Lawrence completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Translational Medicine in 2013 with a focus on neonatal neutrophil physiology. Her research interests include neutrophil function in early onset sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis. Her clinical responsibilities at Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center included co-director of the Neonatal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program and ECMO Educator for Neonatal Fellows. She joins the faculty at the University of California San Diego to continue her clinical practice in neonatology and research in neonatal neutrophils.