resp med faculty


The Division of Respiratory Medicine is dedicated to improving all aspects of respiratory health affecting infants, children, and young adults. The Division has attained national ranking (ranked among top programs the Respiratory Disorders category from 2009 through 2017 in the U.S. News and World Report surveys of children’s hospitals), and many of the senior faculty are internationally recognized.

Division Chief

Jim Hagood, MD Division Chief

I am constantly i​nspired to see the excellent clinical care, research and education that takes place here. We have a diverse, highly skilled and energetic faculty and staff, all committed to promoting healthy breathing in children and adolescents.

I am particularly proud of the Division’s recent accomplishments:

Respiratory Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital, the home base of our clinical team is ranked once again in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of America’s best Children’s Hospitals, 2010-2011.

We have three nationally-recognized “Best Doctors” (Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken SC).

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Dr. Paul Quinton, Nancy Olmsted Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology, discusses his personal and professional struggles with cystic fibrosis in this invited talk at the CF Research, Inc. (CFRI) 25th Annual Education Conference July, 2012