COVID-19 Updates

Visit UC San Diego's Coronavirus portal for the latest information for the campus community.

Grand Rounds 2019 - 2020


Due to increasing travel and group gathering concerns related to COVID-19, the Pediatric Grand Rounds Committee has decided to cancel Grand Rounds from March 13th to June 5th, or until further notice.

STAY UP TO DATE: How UC is Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Pediatric Grand Rounds are 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.

Objectives (ACGME Competencies):

  • 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
Accreditation and Disclosure:
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 participant in the activity. 

For questions regarding CME credit, please contact Vy Ting or

Cultural Competency:
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 enables 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

Faculty Disclosure:
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, developement 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 commerical interest, 2) altering the indivudual'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 devises. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. 

Attend Via Zoom:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: 

Join from a Telephone:
- From within RCHSD please dial x228899 and then use meeting ID: 117 401 852
- From outside of RCHSD please dial 858-966-8899 and then use meeting ID: 117 401 852

Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule:

MARCH 6, 2020
Immune Cell Involvement in Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance
Amira Klip, PhD
Senior Scientist, Cell Biology Program
The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Physiology
University of Toronto

MARCH 13, 2020
Congential Heart Disease: From Genetics to Clinical Medicine
Martina Brueckner, MD
Professor of Pediatrics & Genetics
Division of Cardiology
Yale School of Medicine
Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven

MARCH 20, 2020
Human Nephrogenesis in a Dish: Using Organoids to Inform Pediatric Medicine
Benjamin Freedman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Divsion of Nephrology
Member, Kidney Research Institute
Member, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington


APRIL 3, 2020
Cutaneous Complications of Cancer Therapy
Jennifer Huang, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, Dermatology Program
Boston Children's Hospital

APRIL 10, 2020
Prespectives on Cancer Precision Medicine
Todd Golub, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer and Director, Cancer Program, Broad Institute
Charles A. Dana Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

APRIL 17, 2020
Liver Disease in Infants: Advances in the Age of Genomics
Frederick Suchy, MD, FAASLD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Child Health Research
Senior Research Strategist
University of Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado

APRIL 24, 2020
Intraoperative and Laboratory Studies of Human Skeletal Muscle Contractures
Richard Lieber, PhD
Professor and Chief Scientific Officer
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and 
Departments of Phsyical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

MAY 1, 2020

MAY 8, 2020
Mendalian Gene Discovery: Fast and Furious with No End in Sight
Michael Bamshad, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Genetics and Development Chief
Division of Genetic Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital

MAY 15, 2020
I Got the Fever: Is it Hyperferritinemic Sepsis, MAS, or primary HLH?
Joseph Carcillo, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

MAY 22, 2020
Mechanisms in Tumor Metastasis
Jing Yang, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of California, San Diego

MAY 29, 2020
Breaking News on Childhood Osteoporosis
Leanne Ward, MD, FRCPC
Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Health
Pediatric Endocrinologist and Professor of Pediatrics
University of Ottawa
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

JUNE 5, 2020
Epigenetic Therapies for Human Diseases
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, PhD
Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory
Roger Guillemin Chair
Salk Institute for Biologoical Studies

JUNE 12, 2020
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 19, 2020
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

JUNE 26, 2020
Chief Resident
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

For questions regarding Grand Rounds, please contact Vy Ting at 858-966-6763.