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Awards, Honors, and Major Presentations

Gabriel G. Haddad, MD

  • Best Doctors in America, 2010-2011
  • Invited Speaker, Section of Physiology ReInvited speaker - Translational Preconditioning Conference, Miami, FL, December 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Western Society for Pediatric Research, Carmel, CA, January 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Peter Lutz Memorial Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Basic and Translational Research Seminar, Children's Hospital Colorado Research Institute, Aurora, CO, March 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Topics and Advances in Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA, March 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Experimental Biology Meeting Symposium: Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs) in Health and Disease, San Diego, CA, April 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Tulane Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence, Tulane University, Department of Pediatrics, May 2012
  • Invited Speaker, 10th International Conference on Pathways, Networks, and Systems Medicine Conference, Ixia, Rhodes, Greece, June 2012
  • Invited Speaker, BGI's 1st International Conference on Genomics in the Americas, Philadelphia, PA, September 2012
  • Invited Speaker, BMS Orientation, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, September 2012
  • Invited Speaker, The 2012 International Conference Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival, Baltimore, MD, October 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Munich Lung Conference 2012, Munich Germany, October 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Medicine Ground Rounds, UCSD, La Jolla, CA November 2012
  • Invited Speaker, UCLA Pediatrics Grand Rounds, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA December 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Neuromodulation in CNS: Bench to Bedside, Beirut, Lebanon, January 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Evolutionary adaptation to hypoxia at high altitude: of Drosophila and people. Joe Warshaw Memorial Lecture, AMSPDC, Atlanta, March 1, 2013

Thu Elizabeth Duong, MD

  • Pediatric Resident Roundtable and Travel Grant, North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2012)
  • Pediatric Scientist Development Program Award, Association of Medical School Pediatric Chairs (2015-2019)
  • Loan Repayment Award, National Institutes of Health (2017-2019)
  • Basic Science Grant Award, Respiratory Disease Young Investigators' Forum (2018)

Daniel Lesser, MD

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine's Young Investigator Research Forum, Course Participant and Presenter, 2012.
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2015 - present
  • Top Doctor, San Diego County Medical Society 2014, 2017-2018  
  • Rady Children's Hospital Physician Leadership Academy, 2018

Meerana Lim, MD

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012 - present 

Paul M. Quinton, PhD

  • Rady Children's Hospital Research Award, 2011
  • Invited Lecture, Exploding Mucins with HCO3- Mucins in Health and Disease. 11th International Workshop on Carcinoma-associated Mucins, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK, July 12, 2011 

Julie Ryu, MD

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012 -present
  • Rady Children's Hospital Physician Leadership Academy, 2016

Ning Yang, MD, PhD

  • Jon I. Isenberg Endowed Fellowship, 2011
  • Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Award, 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Can bicarbonate help mucus release in CF. Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Colloquia, Oakland, CA, February 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. CFTR-dependent hco3- secretion decreases the viscosity of mucus in wt mouse distal small intestine. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Role of Bicarbonate in intestinal mucus secretion. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Can we correct defective CFTR-induced abnormal mucus in Cystic Fibrosis? National Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference, Redwood City, CA, July 2012
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Can we correct defective CFTR-induced abnormal mucus in Cystic Fibrosis? Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Colloquia Oakland, CA, February 2012
  • Dan Zhou, PhD
  • Invited Speaker, Mechanisms Underlying Hypoxia Adaptation. Beijing Genomics Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Ultrastructural Modifications in the Mitochondria of Hypoxia-Adapted Drosophila melanogaster. EB2012 Meeting. San Diego, April 2012


Development of a monthly Southwestern or Western states teleconference case discussion series to improve education and networking for subspecialty residents and junior faculty in Respiratory Medicine throughout the region (Dr. Lesser ).