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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September 20, 2019

Rae S M Yeung, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics, Immunology & Medical Science
Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Research
University of Toronto
Senior Scientist and Staff Rheumatologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Fostering Excellence in Scholarly Clinical Care for Children with Rheumatic Disease

September 27, 2019

Raimond l. Winslow, MD
The Raj and Neera Singh Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
Director, BME-MSE Program
Vice Chair of Academic Programs, BME
Johns Hopkins University
Predictors of Sepsis Progression

October 4, 2019

Jong Rho, MD
Professor of Neurosciences, Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
University of California San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Cannabinoids and Epilepsy: Promise and Peril

October 11, 2019

Robert E. Shaddy, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Pasadena Guild Chair
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
How to Mend a Broken Heart:  Progress in Pediatric Heart Failure

October 18, 2019

George Sakoulas, MD
Associate Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics
University of California San Diego
MRSA Therapy:  Reducing Casualties in Our Never-Ending Battle

October 25, 2019

Seema Aceves, MD, PHD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Diagnosis that is Hard to Swallow

November 1, 2019

Pia Pannaraj, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Vaccine Efficacy in Developed and Undeveloped Countries

November 8, 2019

Kelan Tantisira, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Asthma and the Exposome

November 15, 2019

Mark Del Monte, JD
CEO/Executive Vice President (Interim)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Advocacy and the Pediatrician: Optimal Health for All Children

November 22, 2019

Rebecca Marsh, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of Cincinnati
Clinical Director, Primary Immune Deficiency Program
Co-Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratories
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Resetting the Immune System with Stem Cells in Primary Immune Disorders

November 29, 2019 – Thanksgiving Break

December 6, 2019

John Jeffrey Reese, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Cell and Developmental Biology
Mildred T. Stahlman Chair in Perinatal Research
Division of Neonatology
Vanderbilt University
Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Predicting and Preventing Premature Birth

December 13, 2019 – WINTER BREAK

December 20, 2019 – Winter Break

December 27, 2019 – WINTER BREAK

January 3, 2020

John B. Welsh Lecture in Behavioral Pediatrics

Jenny Radesky, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Michigan
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Digital Media and Early Childhood:  The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown

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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