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Rady Children's Specialists


Our team conducts advanced research on a variety of pediatric diseases, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disease, and pediatric cancers.

Henry F. Krous, M.D.

Dr. Krous’ research interests include SIDS and childhood and renal disease. He has authored more than 120 articles and 80 abstracts and edited three books. He has been invited to give nearly 100 lectures in the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Denise M. Malicki, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Malicki has authored several articles, including “Pulmonary Lipoblastoma in a 17-Month Old Male: A Unique Lung Tumor in Children” and “Influence of Mutation Type and X-Chromosome Inactivation on Rett Syndrome Phenotypes.”

Robert O. Newbury, M.D.

Dr. Newbury is a member of the Pediatric Oncology Group and The International Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Researchers (TIGERS). He is co-author of several published articles on eosinophilic esophagitis, including “Mast cells infiltrate the esophageal smooth muscle in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, express TGF-β1, and increase esophageal smooth muscle contraction” and “Resolution of remodeling in eosinophilic esophagitis correlates with epithelial response to topical corticosteroids.”

Katayoon Shayan, M.D.

Dr. Shayan’s research interests include pediatric neoplasms, pediatric renal disease, and pediatric gastrointestinal disease. She recently co-authored a paper on total colonic aganglionosis and previously authored a published article on intraoperative frozen sections and the management of Hirschsprung’s disease.