COVID-19 Updates: Latest Information for Parents


U.S. News Best Hospitals BadgeThe Division of Respiratory Medicine specializes in the care of infants, children and teenagers with pulmonary and respiratory diseases, providing inpatient and outpatient services for the full spectrum of breathing problems.

Expert care is provided by the physicians of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego. For children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, we provide care through their transition into adulthood. Learn about our Cystic Fibrosis Center.

Josh_Varnell Pulmonary web

A new drug for cystic fibrosis gave Joshua a new lease on life. Meet Joshua.

Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program trains the next generation of respiratory medicine specialists in both clinical care and research, and our world-renowned physician-scientists continue to advance their knowledge of childhood respiratory health and disease – and to disseminate this knowledge – with the goal of discovering better treatments and cures.

Division Achievements:

  • The Division has world-renowned physician-scientists who are leaders in their fields.
  • The Division launched a monthly regional case conference to promote collaboration among our esteemed colleagues in the western United States.
  • The Division has one of the largest cystic fibrosis centers in California.
  • A discovery by Gabriel G. Haddad, M.D., and researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine could lead to new therapies for diseases related to lack of oxygen. Read more. 
  • Research led by Gabriel Haddad, M.D., has decoded the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness (CMS) or Monge’s disease. The study provides important information that validates the genetic basis of adaptation to high altitudes and provides potential targets for CMS treatment. Read more.

In the News

Related Specialties

Aerodigestive Program

Support Our Program

One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift benefits Rady Children’s. To make a donation, click here.