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Sherry Huang, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Sherry Huang is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the DIO at UC of San Diego (UCSD).  She graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an S.B. Degree in Chemistry and received her Medical Degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.  Dr. Huang completed her General Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Training at UCSD in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.  She joined the UCSD Pediatrics Department in the Division of Gastroenterology in 2000 with a primary focus on translational research in Pediatric Colon Cancer genetics and its pathogenesis.   She is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology.   She remains active in the research arena, having become an important voice in the area of Early Risk Colon Cancer.  She attends as a Clinical Professor in Pediatric GI at UC San Diego, at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Previous to her current assignment as Associate Dean, Dr. Huang served as the UCSD Pediatric Residency Program Director, directing the program into the new era of ACGME standards.  She was elected Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, sat on the Committee on Educational Policy, the Undergraduate Electives Committee, and is a Member-at-Large for the Health Sciences Faculty Council.  In 2013, Dr. Huang was the recipient of the Rady Children's Hospital Award for Excellence in Teaching.  She has been selected by the community as a San Diego Magazine Best Doctors Award for Pediatric Gastroenterology for the past three years.

Dr. Huang is a noted research scientist, having received numerous Industry and Extramural grants for her work in Early Risk Colon Cancer.  In 1998, she received a Fellow's to Faculty Transition Award from the American Gastroenterology Association, followed by a Research Scholar Award in 2000.  In 2001, she was awarded an NIH grant for her work on Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes, and recognized by the NIH as a young Translational Scientist.  She has authored numerous chapters and manuscripts on Pediatric Colon Cancers, and is an invited national lecturer on this topic.  Dr. Huang continues to practice clinical Pediatric GI, serving as a national expert in Pediatric colon cancer genetics.  She is also passionate about teaching and serves as mentors to many students, residents, fellows and junior faculty.  Dr. Huang and her husband call San Diego their home, with their two teenage children. 

Huang on PubMed