Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Other Languages

German, Slovenian

Medical School

University of Ljubljana


University of Hawaii


UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology




Dr. Mateja Cernelc-Kohan is an attending physician in the Respiratory Medicine Division of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

A native of Slovenia, she attended medical school and completed a pediatric residency at University of Ljubljana and University Children's Hospital Ljubljana. After spending a year as a research fellow at University of Bern in the Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Division, she completed a pediatric residency at University of Hawaii. She continued her education in respiratory medicine with a pediatric pulmonary fellowship at UC San Diego.

Dr. Cernelc-Kohan's clinical interests include BPD, asthma and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Her research focuses on extracellular vesicles in lung fibrosis.


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

Two pediatric cases of ANCA-negative eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis successfully treated with dupilumab.
Galant-Swafford J, Geng B, Leibel S, Akuthota P, Tucker S, Cernelc-Kohan M, Sheets R, Nation J, Jefferson AA

Diffuse and interstitial lung disease and childhood rheumatologic disorders.
Dell S, Cernelc-Kohan M, Hagood JS

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