Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds

RCHSD-UCSDA Continuing Medical Education Program of Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the Department of Pediatrics of UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Welcome to, which provides you with the Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule and online Evaluation Survey. By completing our survey, you will help us to identify quality speakers for future Grand Rounds and enable us to provide you with CME credit tracking for Grand Round events you have attended during each academic year (September 1-August 31).

To Receive CME Credit:

Complete the survey. Make sure to complete the survey for each Grand Round you attend.

Beginning in 2019, a summary certificate for the prior academic year’s CME credits will be available from October to November each calendar year. Requests can be made at

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Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule:

These lectures, funded in part by educational grants, provide current information in the field of pediatrics on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children.

Location: Rady Children’s Education and Office Building, Conference Room 1900. 
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Check this page weekly for any schedule changes.

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January 10, 2020

Isaac Chiu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology
Harvard Medical School
Pain and Neuro-immune Interactions in Bacterial Infection

January 17, 2020

Robert Heuckeroth, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Irma and Norman Braman Endowed Chair for Research for GI Motility
Research Director, Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Making Sense of Bowel Motility: A Moveable Feast

January 24, 2020

Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Steven D. Handler Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics
University of Pennsylvania
Director, Department of Medical Ethics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Creating SPACE when Confronting Pediatric Serious Illness:  Collaborative Guidance for Families and Clinicians

January 31, 2020

Shankar Subramaniam, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Nanoengineering
University of California, San Diego
The Brain: the Geriatric-Pediatric Connection

February 7, 2020

Kay Rhee, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health
Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Medical Director, Medical Behavioral Unit
Director of Research, Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Academic Pediatrics

February 14, 2020

John Lambris, PhD
Dr. Ralph and Sallie Weaver Professor of Research Medicine
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Innate Immunity:  More than a Guard Against Invading Pathogens

February 21, 2020

The 20th Annual Lenoir/Hamburger Lecture

Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Pediatricians & Child Poverty: Harnessing Innovation to Reduce Disparities 

February 28, 2020

Robert Anderson, MB, ChB, MD
Visiting Professorial Fellow
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
Unravelling the Mysteries of So-Called Heterotaxy

March 6, 2020

Amira Klip, PhD
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor of Paediatrics, Biochemistry and Physiology
University of Toronto
Immune Cell Involvement in Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance

March 13, 2020

Martina Brueckner, MD
Professor of Pediatrics & Genetics
Division of Cardiology
Yale School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Congenital Heart Disease:  From Genetics to Clinical Medicine

March 20, 2020

Benjamin Freedman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Member, Kidney Research Institute
Member, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington
Human Nephrogenesis in a Dish: Using Organoids to Inform Pediatric Medicine

March 27, 2020 – Cesar Chavez Day

April 3, 2020

Jennifer Huang, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, Dermatology Program
Boston Children’s Hospital
Cutaneous Complications of Cancer Therapy

April 10, 2020

Todd Golub, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer and Director, Cancer Program, Broad Institute
Charles A. Dana Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Perspectives on Cancer Precision Medicine

April 17, 2020

Fredirck Suchy, MD, FAASLD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Child Health Research
Senior Research Strategist
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Liver Disease in Infants:  Advances in the Age of Genomics

April 24, 2020

Richard Lieber, PhD
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and
Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University
Intraoperative and Laboratory Studies of Human Skeletal Muscle Contractures

May 1, 2020 – 11th Annual Pediatric Faculty Research Symposium

May 8, 2020

Michael Bamshad, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Genetics and Development
Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Mendelian Gene Discovery:  Fast and Furious with No End in Sight 

May 15, 2020

Joseph Carcillo, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
I Got the Fever.  Is it Hyperferritinemic Sepsis, MAS, or primary HLH?

May 22, 2020

Jing Yang, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of California, San Diego
Novel insights into Pediatric Solid Tumors

My 29, 2020

Leanne Ward, MD, FRCPC
Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Health
Pediatric Endocrinologist and Professor of Pediatrics
University of Ottawa
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Breaking News on Childhood Osteoporosis

June 5, 2020

Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, PhD
Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory
Roger Guillemin Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Epigenetic Therapies for Human Diseases

June 12, 2020

Chief Resident
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Rady Children’s Hospital
University of California, San Diego

June 19, 2020

Chief Resident
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Rady Children’s Hospital
University of California, San Diego

June 26, 2020

Chief Resident
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
Rady Children’s Hospital
University of California, San Diego

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Phone:  888-966-4092
Fax:  858-966-8018

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