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Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


UC San Diego


UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology




Dr. Kathryn Akong oversees the Cystic Fibrosis Transition Program in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, in which young cystic fibrosis patients "graduate" to adult-centered care. She is also the associate director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Akong has been recognized for many aspects of her work in cystic fibrosis, most recently receiving a Women Who Take Our Breath Away award from the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation chapter, an honor that celebrates the important role that women play in the fight to cure and control the disease. She also received an award from the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the care of young adult cystic fibrosis patients. For her research, she received a postdoctoral research grant from the UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute for her innovative work on neutrophil function in cystic fibrosis.

Recruited as the Division of Respiratory Medicine's first fellow in 2009, Dr. Akong subsequently earned a faculty appointment. She received her medical degree and a doctoral degree in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina and completed her residency training in both pediatrics and internal medicine at UC San Diego and Rady Children's.


Bacteriophage Therapy of Multidrug-resistant Achromobacter in an 11-Year-old Boy With Cystic Fibrosis Assessed by Metagenome Analysis.
Bradley JS, Hajama H, Akong K, Jordan M, Stout D, Rowe RS, Conrad DJ, Hingtgen S, Segall AM

Is it time to end race and ethnicity adjustment for pediatric pulmonary function tests?
Non AL, Akong K, Conrad DJ

Leveraging Electronic Health Records for Guideline-Based Asthma Documentation.
Landeo-Gutierrez J, Defante A, Cernelc-Kohan M, Akong K, Rao A, Lesser D, Duong TE, Cheng ERY, Ryu J, Tantisira K

Bicarbonate Effects on Antibacterial Immunity and Mucus Glycobiology in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung: A Review With Selected Experimental Observations.
Siew R, Ou TL, Dahesh S, Akong K, Nizet V

Persistent recovery of pancreatic function in patients with cystic fibrosis after ivacaftor.
Munce D, Lim M, Akong K

Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α inhibition modulates airway hyperresponsiveness and nitric oxide levels in a BALB/c mouse model of asthma.
Dewitz C, McEachern E, Shin S, Akong K, Nagle DG, Broide DH, Akuthota P, Crotty Alexander LE

Putting the model to the test: are APC proteins essential for neuronal polarity, axon outgrowth, and axon targeting?
Rusan NM, Akong K, Peifer M

Novel roles for APC family members and Wingless/Wnt signaling during Drosophila brain development.
Hayden MA, Akong K, Peifer M

Drosophila APC2 and APC1 play overlapping roles in wingless signaling in the embryo and imaginal discs.
Akong K, Grevengoed EE, Price MH, McCartney BM, Hayden MA, DeNofrio JC, Peifer M

Drosophila APC2 and APC1 have overlapping roles in the larval brain despite their distinct intracellular localizations.
Akong K, McCartney BM, Peifer M

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