San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5024
San Diego, CA 92123


Otolaryngology (ENT)


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of CA at San Francisco School of Med


Brigham and Womens Hospital GME


Harvard University Medical School


Childrens Hospital Denver

Board Certifications





Dr. Shelby Leuin is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After earning her medical degree at the UC San Francisco, Dr. Leuin completed her residency training at the Harvard Otolaryngology Residency Program and her fellowship at the Children's Hospital at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Leuin's clinical interests focus on mid-facial abnormalities, including congenital and acquired nasal deformities, cleft and craniofacial anomalies, and pediatric airway abnormalities. She adds a unique skill set to the Otolaryngology Division with her training in septorhinoplasty, cleft palate repair and surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency. She is a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the Rady Children's Hospital Cleft Palate Team as well as co-director of the Speech Endoscopy Clinic. Also, she is a member of the Quality Improvement Committee, CME Steering Committee, Joint Quality/Joint Credentialing Committee, Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and the Society of Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children.

Education is an important aspect of Dr. Leuin's practice. She is the director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program and an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery and the Pediatric Otolaryngology Section Chief.

Dr. Leuin was born and raised in Southern California. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons. She also enjoys photography and is an avid reader.


Pediatric Foreign Body Aspiration: Time of Occurrence and Factors Affecting Outcomes.
Paap MK, Leuin S, Carvalho D

Undifferentiated recurrent fevers in pediatrics are clinically distinct from PFAPA syndrome but retain an IL-1 signature.
Luu I, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Pransky S, Broderick L

Psychometric Evaluation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale for Pediatric Patients.
Din H, Bundogji N, Leuin SC

Immune Dysregulation in the Tonsillar Microenvironment of Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis (PFAPA) Syndrome.
Luu I, Sharma A, Guaderrama M, Peru M, Nation J, Page N, Carvalho D, Magit A, Jiang W, Leuin S, Bliss M, Bothwell M, Brigger M, Kearns D, Newbury R, Pransky S, Gilbert JA, Broderick L

Heart of Gold.
Leuin S, Handwerker J

Pediatric septoplasty and functional septorhinoplasty: A quality of life outcome study.
Manteghi A, Din H, Bundogji N, Leuin SC

Diffuse Parotid Swelling From an Underlying Parotid Mass in a Pediatric Patient.
Nation J, Leuin S, Jiang W

Carotid artery pseudoaneurysm: A rare complication following tonsillectomy.
Lago DM, Koning JL, Naheedy J, Leuin S

Hoarseness as a presenting sign in children with Kawasaki disease.
Leuin SC, Shanbhag S, Lago D, Sato Y, Sun X, Jain S, Burns JC, Tremoulet AH

The missing tracheoesophageal puncture prosthesis: evaluation and management.
Leuin SC, Deschler DG

Upper lip dermoid in a 13-month-old child.
Leuin SC, Chan KH

Anterior laryngofissure approach to an airway foreign body after migration into the paraglottic space.
Lupo JE, Leuin SC, Kelley PE

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction after mandibular fracture in children: a 10-year review.
Leuin SC, Frydendall E, Gao D, Chan KH

Pathology quiz case 2. Sarcoidosis.
Leuin SC, Faquin WC, Pilch BZ, Rocco JW

Carotid laceration during myringotomy.
Leuin SC, Handwerker J, Rabinov JD, Poe DS

Optical microscopy of the pediatric vocal fold.
Boudoux C, Leuin SC, Oh WY, Suter MJ, Desjardins AE, Vakoc BJ, Bouma BE, Hartnick CJ, Tearney GJ

Transhyoid approach to excision of recurrent vallecular pseudocysts.
Leuin S, Cunningham M, Volk MS, Hartnick C

See the full listing of this physician's publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed is a third-party website and not affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Rady Children's updates the Doctor Finder annually. We are not responsible for omissions or errors. Prior to making an appointment, please be sure to check with your health plan to confirm coverage. If you see an error or omission on a physician's profile page, please contact us at refsvc@rchsd.org.