Grand Rounds 2022-2023

The Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds is held every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Education and Office Building (EOB) on the Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego campus. 

These lectures will offer the generalist and specialist pediatrician current information in the field of Pediatrics about the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases.

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  • Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Demonstrate application of scientific methodology to clinical situations
  • Know and apply the basic sciences which are appropriate to your discipline
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and professional associates
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For questions regarding CME credit, please contact

For more information on CME, click here.

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enable health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCSD CME website at 

It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relations with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussion of off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. 

For past Grand Round recordings, visit here

​Sept 9, 2022
Story, not Study: How to Write Manuscripts that Readers 
Can’t Put Down!

2nd Annual Master Clinician Program Lecture in Medical Education 
Lorrelei Lingard, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine Professor, Faculty of Education Senior Scientist, Centre for Education Research & Innovation Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Western University, Ontario, Canada
​Sept 16, 2022
​Pediatric Immigrant Health: an Evidence-based Approach to Clinical Care
Janine Young, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Division Chief, General Pediatrics, Newborn Nursery & DevBehavioral Pediatrics University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
​Sept 23, 2022
​Recent Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Bench to Bedside
Fayez Ghishan, MD
Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics The University of Arizona 
​Sept 30, 2022
Dazed and Confused: The Acceleration of Illicit Drug Ingestions in Young Children
Natalie Laub, MD, MSHP
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics University of California San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
​Oct 7, 2022
Chromatin Remodeler Mutations in Cancer: From Mechanisms to Emerging Therapies
Charlie Roberts, MD
Cancer Center Director St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
​Oct 14, 2022
Leadership and Wellbeing in Uncertain Times
Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery Associate Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center Banner-University Medical Center-Tucson
​Oct 21, 2022
​Ethical Considerations in Clinical Research in Children
Camille Nebeker, EDD, MS
Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Director, UC San Diego Research Ethics Program University of California, San Diego
​Oct 28, 2022
​PDA Stenting Open Pathways for Improved Care in Cyanotic Heart Disease
Howaida El-Said, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Division of Cardiology University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
​Nov 4, 2022
​Generating Insights into the Origins of Health Inequities at the Interface of the Biological and Social Sciences
Thom McDade, PhD
Montezuma Professor of Anthropology & Medical Social Sciences Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research Northwestern University 
​Nov 18, 2022
Bacterial Infections in Instrumented Airways in Children 
Chris Russell, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Research Director, Division of Hospital Medicine Keck School of Medicine, USC Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
​Dec 2, 2022
​Novel Therapies for Hemophilia 
Steven Pipe, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology Laurence A. Boxer Research Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases Medical Director, Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program Director, Special Coagulation Laboratory University of Michigan
​Dec 9, 2022
New Directions for Translational Science in a Precision Medicine Era 
Nicholas Schork, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Deputy Director of Quantitative Medicine TGen, City of Hope Adjunct Professor, UCSD, TSRI and St. John’s Health Center
​Jan 6, 2023
​Acetaminophen-induced Lung Injury: Clinically Relevant, or an Observation Confined to the Laboratory?
Clyde Wright, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology University of Colorado Children’s Hospital Colorado
​Jan 13, 2023
Health Disparities in Adolescent Medicine 
The 22nd Annual Lenoir/Hamburger Lecture
David Inwards-Breland, MD MPH FAAP FSAHM
Professor of Pediatrics Morehouse School of Medicine
​Jan 20, 2023
​Modulating Immunity as a Strategy for Treating Severe Infections
Manish Butte, MD, PhD
E. Richard Stiehm Endowed Chair Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Division Chief, Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology University of California, Los Angeles
​Jan 27, 2023
​Pandemics to Pathogenesis: Novel Approaches to Childhood Infectious Diseases
C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS
Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Medical Center
​Feb 3, 2023
Connecting Interneuron Development with Brain Structure and Function
Jeff Golden, MD
Professor of Pathology Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education Director, Burns and Allen Research Institute Cedars Sinai Medical Center
​Feb 10, 2023
How Genomics is Reshaping the Approach to Diagnosis and Therapy in Vascular Anomalies
Beth Drolet, MD
Professor and Johnson Distinguished Chair of Dermatology University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
​Feb 17, 2023
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology as Foundation for Treatment of Disease
Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics David and Meredith Kaplan Distinguished Chair in Children’s Health Vice Dean for Children’s Services Executive Director, Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s
​Feb 24, 2023
A Better Future for Rare and Interstitial Lung Diseases
James S. Hagood, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Division of Pulmonology Director, Program for Rare and Interstitial Lung Disease University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
​March 3, 2023
Racism and Child Health: The Role of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tiffani Johnson, MD, MSC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Emergency Medicine University of California, Davis UC Davis Children’s Hospital
​Mar 10, 2023
​Climate Change and Health: From Research to Patient Care to Global Policy
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD
Naddisy Foundation Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research Section Chief, Asthma and Allergy Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Stanford University Medical Director, Precision Medicine in Allergy, Stanford Hospitals
​Mar 17, 2023
Harnessing Clinical Variability to Fuel Discoveries in Pediatric Rheumatology
Mara L. Becker, MD, MSCE
Professor of Pediatrics Vice Dean for Faculty Duke University School of Medicine
​Mar 24, 2023
Making the EMR Smarter not Harder
Julie Ryu, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Division of Respiratory Medicine University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
​Apr 7, 2023
​Advances in Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Care
Tom Lin, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Medical Director, Interventional and Therapeutic Endoscopy University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
​Apr 14, 2023
​Apr 21, 2023
​Novel Diagnostic Insights and Therapeutic Developments in Growth Axis Disorders
Phillipe Backeljauw, MD
Professor of Pediatrics Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders Cincinnati Center for Pediatric and Adult Turner Syndrome Care University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
​Apr 28, 2023
​Battalions of Sorrows: Overlapping Chronic Pain Conditions in Pediatrics
Neil L. Schechter, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Anesthesia Harvard Medical School Director Emeritus, Chronic Pain Clinic Boston Children’s Hospital Founder and CEO, Childkind International
​May 5, 2023
Evolution of Gait Analysis and Orthopaedic Surgery for Cerebral Palsy: From Polio to SEMLS
Ben Ali Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of California, Davis Medical Director Motion Analysis Laboratory Shriners Children’s Northern California
May 12, 2023
“Illness Doesn’t Mean Stillness”: A Culture of Mobility for Hospitalized Children
​Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD, FCCM
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Vice Chair of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Director, Johns Hopkins PICU Up! Program
​May 19, 2023
​Future Directions and Opportunities to Partner with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brookie Best, PharmD, MAS
Dean, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor of Pharmacy and Pediatrics 
​May 26, 2023
​NICU Follow-Up: Brain, Behavior, and School-Age Outcomes
Carolyn Sawyer, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Division of General Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine & Dev-Behav Peds Medical Director, UCSD NICU Follow-Up & Early Dev Clinic University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
​June 2, 2023
Gut Serotonin in Brain-Gut Axis Diseases: A Paradigm Shift for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
Kara Margolis, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Pathobiology Director of Gut-Brain Science, NYU Pain Research Center Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research New York University
June 9, 2023
Single-cell Biology: A Next Generation Approach to Understand Lung Disease
T. Elizabeth Duong, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Respiratory Medicine University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
​Jun 16, 2023
Chief Residents
Chief Residents Department of Pediatrics University of California, San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital-San Dieg0

For questions regarding Grand Rounds, please contact Jodi Bengel at 858-966-8536.