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Welcome to the 2021 Frontiers in Pediatric Genomics Conference

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego welcomes you to the 2021 Frontiers in Pediatric Genomic Medicine Conference.

Rady Children’s Hospital is the region’s pediatric medical center serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties. From the research lab to the bedside, Rady Children’s brings a passion for innovation to every moment, always striving for excellence, always seeking to advance.  Never forgetting that kids come first.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 survey ranks Rady Children’s among the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals in Neonatology & Orthopedics and also ranks Rady Children’s in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed.

See highlights from our Neonatology and Heart Institute programs below.

Rady Children’s Neonatology program is ranked No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2020-21). Our 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit provides level 4 care, the highest designation available from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a major referral center for the most critically ill newborns.

Learn About Our Innovative Neonatology Program

Preview Our Image-Guided Intervention Center

The Dickinson Image-Guided Intervention Center will be the first comprehensive pediatric image-guided intervention center in the country. Under the leadership of Kanishka Ratnayaka, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Rady Children’s Heart Institute, the center will leverage groundbreaking technology, such as 3D real-time MRI, and be the first in the world to house brand-new specialized MRI imaging technology for children.

More innovative programs at Rady Children’s:

Explore Our Microbiome Initiatives

Through various projects with Rady Children’s, Rob Knight, Ph.D., Rady Children’s endowed chair of microbiome and founding director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at UC San Diego, seeks to assess how the microbiome is linked to diseases in children, with the goal of improving treatment and diagnosis. Of the top 20 diagnoses at Rady Children’s, 10 have shown plausible links to the microbiome, including cancer, asthma, anxiety and depression. Additionally, Rady Children’s physicians D. Brent Polk, M.D., and George Liu, M.D, Ph.D., are investigating the role of the microbiome in gastroenterology and infectious disease disorders.

Check Out Our MIS-C Clinic

The MIS-C Clinic supports initial and follow-up care for children and teens diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a condition in which children have significant levels of inflammation following exposure to the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19. Our team includes three physicians (Jane Burns, M.D., Adriana Tremoulet, M.D. M.A.S., Kirsten Dummer, M.D.) and a registered nurse who specialize in the treatment of KD and MIS-C. Since the recent discovery of MIS-C, Dr. Burns and Dr. Tremoulet have served as global experts on the condition, participating in more than 70 media interviews to date and writing national guidelines for MIS-C.