Specialty

Neurology

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Internship

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Neurology

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. Rho is the division chief of neurology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

His clinical expertise is in general pediatric neurology and pediatric epilepsy, with an emphasis on pharmacological therapies and metabolic approaches toward epilepsy treatment such as the ketogenic diet. His main research interests are the mechanisms underlying the anti-seizure and neuroprotective effects of the ketogenic diet and its clinical variants. Dr. Rho's research activities have been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Brain Canada and a variety of intramural and extramural public and private sector sources.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Rho held full-time academic faculty appointments at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Seattle Children's Hospital; the University of California at Irvine; the University of Arizona and Arizona State University (Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix); and most recently, the Alberta Children's Hospital and the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada).

Dr. Rho completed residency training in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (affiliated with the University of Southern California), followed by adult neurology and pediatric neurology residency/fellowship training at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA). He also completed a research fellowship in neuropharmacology at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rho received his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati.

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