San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5075
San Diego, CA 92123


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Edinburgh


Baylor College of Medicine


Baylor College of Medicine


Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics




Dr. Shannon Wai is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric emergency medicine specialist in the Emergency Medicine Division at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After earning her medical degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and completing her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wai went on to complete her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Wai's clinical interests lie in providing high-quality care to acutely ill or injured children seeking emergent medical services. As the director of resident education in pediatrics emergency medicine, she is also actively involved in training both residents and medical students.

Dr Wai enjoys spending time with her husband and children, travelling and exploring new places with her family.


Optimizing Education During Pediatric Resident Mock Code Sessions.
Zimmerman E, Wai SS, Hollenbach KA, Cameron MA

The Effectiveness of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Block Education Session for Pediatric Residents.
Wai SS, Uya A, Zimmerman E, Ratnayake K, Hollenbach K, O'Donnell S, Cannavino C

Neurosyphilis as a Cause of Transverse Myelitis in a Teenage Girl.
Jo Yaphockun KK, Wai S

Limited Abdominal Sonography for Evaluation of Children With Right Lower Quadrant Pain.
Munden MM, Wai S, DiStefano MC, Zhang W

The utility of the emergency department observation unit for children with abdominal pain.
Wai S, Ma L, Kim E, Adekunle-Ojo A

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