Congratulations, Dr. Hari Narayan! Dr. Narayan was selected to receive the UC San Diego Dept. of Pediatrics Rotating Endowed Chair Award for 2019. This award is the first of its kind provided by the Department of Pediatrics to a superb clinician at the level of Assistant Professor. It’s purpose is to deepen the clinical expertise and enhance the scholarly activities of a particular clinical discipline. In addition, Dr. Narayan was selected as a recipient of the UC San Diego Dept. of Pediatrics’ Pilot Project Program in Moving from Discovery to Clinical Care grant for a project titled “Early Detection of Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity Using Computational Modeling of Cardiac Shape and Mechanics.” This pilot project program is intended to support investigators who wish to pursue further investigation of innovative discoveries leading towards translation.

Meet Dr. Justin Ryan, director of our new 3D Print Lab!

Justin Ryan, Ph.D., is bringing the art of 3D anatomical modeling — a highly technical and rapidly evolving field that holds incredible potential for transforming care — to Rady Children’s. A computer imaging and animation master-turned-biomedical engineer, Dr. Ryan joins us as director of the new 3D Visualization, Innovation, and Prototyping (3DVIP) Lab. Learn more.



Welcome our new cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. John J. Nigro!

Please welcome Dr. John J. Nigro as the new division chief of the Cardiovascular Surgery division for Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego and director of the Heart Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital. A thoracic and cardiac surgeon who has practiced for more than 20 years, Dr. Nigro received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.



Congratulations, Dr. Howaida El-Said!

Dr. Howaida El-Said’s “Re-stenting Improves Vessel Patency, Lumen Area and Endothelialization: A Feasibility Study in Piglets Demonstrating Re-Stenting with Simultaneous Intentional Fracture of Previously Placed Stents” won the 2017 Pediatric Interventional Cardiac Symposium Oral Abstract Award recognizing the best oral abstract presentation at this year’s meeting.


8th Annual Pediatric Research Symposium

Congratulations to the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery teams for submitting 14 abstracts for this year’s Annual Pediatric Research Symposium.