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Rady Children's Specialists

Research and Clinical Trials

For the past 25 years, the Division has been recognized around the world for innovative research and advancements in managing a variety of pediatric airway abnormalities.

Among the Division’s planned research projects and those currently underway are:

  • An investigation of the epidemiology of complex aerodigestive and sleep problems and the care associated with these conditions (Matthew Brigger, M.D., M.P.H.)
  • Outcomes for patients with complex sleep apnea, including those with Down syndrome (Javan Nation, M.D.)
  • Basic science research on laryngeal papillomatosis, using cell lines to test different drugs (Dr. Brigger)
  • Clinical research on lymphatic malformations (Morgan Bliss, M.D.)
  • How septoplasty and septorhinoplasty in children affect their quality of life (Shelby Leuin, M.D.)
  • A cost analysis of complications for children with cochlear implants (Daniela Carvalho, M.D.)
    For more cochlear implant research projects, click here.
  • A multi-institutional study on outcomes and surgery volume of pediatric thyroidectomy (Wen Jiang, M.D.)
  • Telemedicine’s effects on patient outcomes (Anthony Magit, M.D.)

Research Coordinator

Raquel Good

Raquel joined the Otolaryngology division after studying psychology at UC San Diego and CSU San Marcos. She has a strong research background and is passionate about improving the lives of children through research. Raquel is highly interested in researching trauma prevention, risk and resiliency factors and health disparities. As a San Diego native, she loves spending time outdoors and at the beach.