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 is a Professor of Otolaryngology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

She is passionate about leadership and is currently the chief of staff at Rady Children's Hospital. She has previously served as Otolaryngology Section Chief and as the Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Leuin earned her medical degree at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the Harvard Otolaryngology Residency Program, followed by a 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, nasal dermoids, cleft and craniofacial anomalies, and pediatric airway abnormalities. Her current research includes examining the impact of septoplasty and functional septorhinoplasty on quality of life in the pediatric population.

She is actively involved in the education of ENT trainees and is the program director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship.

Dr. Leuin was born and raised in Southern California. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons.


Biologic Therapy in Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Systematic Review.
Rahavi-Ezabadi S, Zhou S, Lee SE, Ference E, Magit A, Leuin S, Mohamed K, Rezaei N, Patel VA

When is the Optimal Time to Reduce Pediatric Nasal Bone Fractures?
Zhou S, Kulich M, Pool C, Nation J, Leuin S, Koempel JA, Patel VA

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

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